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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 666, 667-DEC. 2. 1942 thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwith- standing. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, December 2, 1942. [CHAPTER 667] AN ACT For the relief of G. F. Allen, chief disbursing officer, Treasury Department, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- troller General of the United States is authorized and directed to allow credit in the accounts of the following officers of tbe Division of Disbursement, Treasury Department, not to exceed the amounts stated: G. F. Allen, chief disbursing officer, Treasury Department, $4,876.47; J. R. Elliott, former disbursing clerk, Treasury Depart- ment, Juneau, Alaska, $41; C. E . Naghel, former disbursing clerk, Treasury Department, Juneau, Alaska, $82.60; and W. K. Trought, former disbursing clerk, Treasury Department, Manila, Philippine Islands, $23.25, suspended or disallowed, together with the amounts of any additional payments which have been or may be suspended or disallowed, in the said accounts more than three years after such payments were made: Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall certify that in his opinion there is no evidence of fraud on the part of the chief disbursing officer and the other individuals making such payments. SEC. 2. No charge shall be made against the certifying officer responsible for the certification of vouchers pursuant to the provi- sions of Executive Order Numbered 6166, dated June 10, 1933, and any charge heretofore made against any such officer shall be removed for the amount of any payment for which credit shall be allowed under section 1 of this Act, where the head of the department or establishment concerned, or his duly authorized representative, shall certify to the Comptroller General of the United States that the pay- ment appears to have been made without fraud on the part of the certifying officer. SEc. 3. The Comptroller General of the United States is authorized and directed to allow credit in the accounts of Victor M. Lenzer, former special disbursing agent, Treasury Department, Paris, France, for sums aggregating not to exceed $44.66, representing items dis- allowed- in his accounts by General Accounting Office Certificate of Settlement of Account Numbered G-116962Tc, dated April 23 1941. SEc. 4. The Comptroller General of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to remove the charges of $2.14 and $17.50 raised against J. J. Madigan, a certifying officer of the Public Works Administration, as evidenced by decision of the Acting Comptroller General of the United States (B-12296), dated October 2, 1940, addressed to the Federal Works Administrator, Federal Works Agency; and General Accounting Office Notice of Settlement of Claim, Certificate Numbered US-7726-FWA (PWA), dated January 10, 1941, respectively: Provided, That the Federal Works Admin- istrator, or his duly authorized representative, shall certify to the said Comptroller General that the payments appear to have been made without fraud on the part of the certifying officer. 1217 December 2, 1942 [H. R. 6990] [Private Law 533] Division of Dis- bursement, Treasury Department. Credit in accounts of certain officers. Proiso. No charge against certifying officer. 5U.S.C.132 note; Supp. I, i 132 note. Victor M. Lenier. J. . Madigan.