Department of Justice Contradicts Charges of New Against Levine

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Department of Justice yesterday furnished the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent here with information concerning the alleged trouble of Charles A. Levine with the War Department regarding his saivage transactions. According to this information, the War Department is making a claim against Levine for an amount ranging from $100,000 to $300,000, constituting profits which Levine is alleged to have made on abandoned war material turned over to him by the government on a fifty-fifty profit sharing basis.

The War Department now contends that Levine did not fully account for the government’s share and therefore is endeavoring to collect the alleged difference. The Department of Justice took a difference view than that of Postmaster General New, declaring that many such claims between the government and private individuals are pending and that there is nothing unusual about the affair. No court action of any kind has been taken by the govern ment nor is any contemplated. It was state that the government is endeavoring to reach an amicable settlement with Levine through his attorney and negotiations are still in progress.

Assistant United States Attorney General Galloway has charge of the matter for the Department of Justice. Levine’s transastions with the War Department reached several millions, it is understood. He conducted his transactions with the government through the Columbia Salvage Company.

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