B-147538, JAN. 22, 1962

B-147538: Jan 22, 1962

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LEON LEVY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER RECEIVED HERE JANUARY 10. WHILE YOU WERE ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. YOU SAY THAT WHEN YOU RETURNED TO SCHOOL IN 1946 YOU WERE TOLD THAT THE DEBT WOULD BE CANCELED. THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO MAKE GOOD ON THE PRINCIPAL PART OF INDEBTEDNESS BUT THAT THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE CONCESSIONS MADE ON THE INTEREST THEREON. WHILE OUR JURISDICTION EXTENDS TO THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES IS CONCERNED EITHER AS A DEBTOR OR CREDITOR. WE ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT LESS THAN THE FULL AMOUNT DUE THE GOVERNMENT ON ANY CLAIM. THE AUTHORITY TO COMPROMISE CLAIMS SUCH AS THE ONE HERE CONCERNED IS VESTED IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER 31 U.S.C. 194 AND EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6166 OF JUNE 10.

B-147538, JAN. 22, 1962

TO. MR. LEON LEVY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER RECEIVED HERE JANUARY 10, 1962, CONCERNING THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM AGAINST YOU IN THE AMOUNT OF $661.35, PLUS INTEREST AT 2 1/2 PERCENT, WHICH REPRESENTS UNPAID STUDENT WAR LOANS MADE TO YOU PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PUBLIC LAW 647, 77TH CONGRESS, 56 STAT. 576, WHILE YOU WERE ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

YOU SAY THAT WHEN YOU RETURNED TO SCHOOL IN 1946 YOU WERE TOLD THAT THE DEBT WOULD BE CANCELED; THAT FOR AT LEAST 13 YEARS YOU HEARD NOTHING FROM ANYONE TO INFORM YOU THAT HAD NOT HAPPENED; AND THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO MAKE GOOD ON THE PRINCIPAL PART OF INDEBTEDNESS BUT THAT THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE CONCESSIONS MADE ON THE INTEREST THEREON.

WHILE OUR JURISDICTION EXTENDS TO THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES IS CONCERNED EITHER AS A DEBTOR OR CREDITOR, WE ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT LESS THAN THE FULL AMOUNT DUE THE GOVERNMENT ON ANY CLAIM. THE AUTHORITY TO COMPROMISE CLAIMS SUCH AS THE ONE HERE CONCERNED IS VESTED IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER 31 U.S.C. 194 AND EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6166 OF JUNE 10, 1933.

THEREFORE, IF, AS INDICATED, YOU DESIRE TO MAKE AN OFFER IN COMPROMISE TO PAY LESS THAN THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS IN FULL SETTLEMENT OF YOUR OBLIGATION, YOU MAY FORWARD TO US A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER'S CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE AMOUNT SO OFFERED TOGETHER WITH A STATEMENT THAT IT IS OFFERED FOR THIS PURPOSE. UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH OFFER AND CHECK THE MATTER WILL BE REFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER ITS COMPROMISE JURISDICTION AND YOU WILL BE ADVISED OF THE ACTION TAKEN. SHOULD THE OFFER BE REJECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, YOUR CHECK WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.

AS OF JANUARY 31, 1962, THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR INDEBTEDNESS CONSISTING OF THE LOANS PLUS ACCRUED INTEREST WOULD TOTAL $968.11.

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