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MYERS UNTIL SUCH TIME - BUT NOT BEYOND THE NEXT SESSION OF CONGRESS - AS THE CONGRESS MAY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACT ON SUCH RELIEF LEGISLATION THAT CONGRESSMAN WALTER E. FAUNTROY WILL INTRODUCE. SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO OUR LETTER TO YOU OF JULY 13. IN CONNECTION WITH THAT LOSS WE HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM CONGRESSMAN WALTER E. MYERS UNTIL SUCH TIME - BUT NOT BEYOND THE NEXT SESSION OF CONGRESS - AS THE CONGRESS MAY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACT ON SUCH RELIEF LEGISLATION. A COPY OF THIS LETTER IS BEING FURNISHED TO CONGRESSMAN FAUNTROY.

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B-177430, DEC 12, 1972

PERSONAL INDEBTEDNESS - PENDING RELIEF LEGISLATION CONCERNING THE INDEBTEDNESS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF WILMOTH N. MYERS, PRINCIPAL CLASS "B" CASHIER, FOR THE LOSS OF FUNDS IN HER CUSTODY. GAO REQUESTS THAT NO COLLECTION ACTION BE TAKEN AGAINST MRS. MYERS UNTIL SUCH TIME - BUT NOT BEYOND THE NEXT SESSION OF CONGRESS - AS THE CONGRESS MAY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACT ON SUCH RELIEF LEGISLATION THAT CONGRESSMAN WALTER E. FAUNTROY WILL INTRODUCE.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO OUR LETTER TO YOU OF JULY 13, 1972, B-173710, WHEREIN, IN REPLY TO LETTER OF MARCH 20, 1972, FROM THE CHIEF, CENTRAL ACCOUNTS BRANCH, ACCOUNTING DIVISION, OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, WE DENIED RELIEF UNDER 31 U.S.C. 82A-1 TO MRS. WILMOTH G. BATTLE (NOW MRS. WILMOTH N. MYERS), PRINCIPAL CLASS "B" CASHIER, FOR THE LOSS OF FUNDS IN HER CUSTODY IN THE SUM OF $5,989.17.

IN CONNECTION WITH THAT LOSS WE HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM CONGRESSMAN WALTER E. FAUNTROY REQUESTING THAT ANY EFFORTS TO COLLECT FROM MRS. MYERS BE SUSPENDED UNTIL THE CONGRESS CAN CONSIDER RELIEF LEGISLATION WHICH HE INTENDS TO INTRODUCE ON HER BEHALF IN THE NEXT SESSION OF THE CONGRESS.

ACCORDINGLY, WE REQUEST THAT NO COLLECTION ACTION BE TAKEN AGAINST MRS. MYERS UNTIL SUCH TIME - BUT NOT BEYOND THE NEXT SESSION OF CONGRESS - AS THE CONGRESS MAY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACT ON SUCH RELIEF LEGISLATION.

A COPY OF THIS LETTER IS BEING FURNISHED TO CONGRESSMAN FAUNTROY.

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