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[85 STAT. 741]
[85 STAT. 741]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 92-208-DEC. 18, 1971

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Public Law 92-208 '^^

ACT

For the relief of Richard C. Walker and to create an additional judicial district in the State of Louisiana.

December 18, 1971

[H. R. 3749]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That former Staff s- ^^^- Richard c. Sergeant Richard C. Walker, United States Marine Corps (200-74- "^jSir/dll"33), of Thibodaux, Louisiana, is relieved of liability to the United tricts, La. States in the amount of $547.52 representing certain excess pay and allowances paid to him during his active service in the United States Marine Corps as the result of administrative errors and without fault on his part. I n the audit and settlement of the accounts of any certifying or disbursing officer of the United States, credit shall be given for amounts for which liability is relieved by this section. SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the said Richard C. Walker an amount equal to the aggregate of any amounts paid by him, or withheld from sums otherwise due him, with respect to the indebtedness to the United States specified in the first section of this Act. (b) Xo part of the amount appropriated in subsection (a) of this section shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with such claims, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. SEC. 3. (a) Section 98 of title 28 of the United States Code is ^^ ^*^*- ^^^ amended to read as follows: "§ 98. Louisiana "Louisiana is divided into three judicial districts to be known as the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. "Eastern District " (a) The Eastern District comprises the parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Bernard, Saint Charles, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington. "Court for the P^astern District shall be held at Xew Orleans. "Middle District "(b) The Middle District comprises the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, Saint Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. "Court for the Middle District shall be held at Baton Rouge. "Western District "(c) The Western District comprises six divisions. "(1) The Opelousas Division comprises the parishes of Evangeline and Saint Landry. "Court for the Opelousas Division shall be held at Opelousas. "(2) The Alexandria Division comprises the parishes of Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, La Salle, Rapides, and Winn. "Court for the Alexandria Division shall be held at Alexandria. "(3) The Shreveport Division comprises the parishes of Bienville,