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PUBLIC LAWS-CI. 243-APR. 30, 1946 (3) the balance shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States. Transfer of prop- (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any other prop- erty received by the United States from the Japanese Government or the Japanese people, whether by way of reparations or restitution on account of war losses in the Philippines, may be transferred, by Executive order of the President of the United States, to the Com- mission, to be applied in kind, under such regulations as may be adopted by it, to the payment of losses or damages covered by this Act, or in such other manner as the Commission may determine to be necessary to carry out the purposes and policy of this Act. agReoery of dam- (d) Nothing in this Act shall prejudice the right of any claimant not covered by this Act to recover damages from the Japanese Gov- ernment or the Japanese people, by way of reparations or indemnity on account of the war, for losses not, or not fully, compensated for hereunder. Falsestatements. SE. 107. Whoever, in the Philippines or elsewhere, makes any statement or representation knowing it to be false, or whoever will- fully and fraudulently overvalues loss of or damage to property for the purpose of obtaining for himself or for any claimant any com- pensation pursuant to this title, or for the purpose of influencing in any way the action of the Commission with respect to any claim for compensation pursuant to this title, or for the purpose of obtain- ing money, property, or anything of value under this title, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both, and shall not receive any payments or other benefits under this title and, if any payment or benefit shall have been made or granted, the Commission shall take such action as may be necessary to recover the same. sRener ation for SEC. 108. No remuneration on account of services rendered or to be rendered to or on behalf of any claimant in connection with any claim for compensation pursuant to this title shall exceed 5 per centum of the compensation paid by the Commission on account of such claim. Any agreement to the contrary shall be unlawful and void. Whoever, in the Philippines, or elsewhere, pays or offers to pay, or promises to pay, or receives, on account of services rendered or to be rendered in connection with any claim for compensation hereunder, any remuneration in excess of the maximum permitted by this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned for not more than twelve months or both, and, if any such payment or benefit shall have been made or granted, the Commission shall take such action as may be necessary to recover the same, and, in addition thereto, any such claimant shall forfeit all rights under this title. War Damage Cor- SEC. 109. Except as lawfully provided in policies of insurance Authoritytofurnish heretofore or hereafter issued by the War Damage Corporation pur- protecton etc. suant to subsection (a) of section 5g of the Reconstruction Finance 56 Stat. 175. 15 . . c., supp. Corporation Act, as amended, the authority herein granted to the , 606b-2(a). Philippine War Damage Commission shall be in lieu of and shall supersede all authority previously conferred on the War Damage Corporation to furnish protection or pay compensation with respect to property situated, at the time of loss or damage, in the Philippines, and the protection authorized to be extended and the compensation authorized to be paid by the Philippine War Damage Commission shall be in lieu of all protection heretofore extended or authorized to be extended by the War Damage Corporation with respect to property situated, at the time of loss or damage, in the Philippines, except to the extent provided in policies of insurance heretofore or 132 [60 STAT.