10 U.S. Code § 4842 - Settlement of accounts of line officers

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The Comptroller General shall settle the account of a line officer of the Army for pay due the officer even if the officer cannot account for property entrusted to the officer or cannot make a monthly report or return, when the Comptroller General is satisfied that the inability to account for property or make a report or return was the result of the officer having been a prisoner, or of an accident or casualty of war.


(Added Pub. L. 97–258, § 2(b)(10)(B),Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1057.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
4842 31:44 (1st sentence). June 10, 1921, ch. 18, § 304 (1st par. 1st sentence), 42 Stat. 24.
31:95. R.S. § 278.

The words “Comptroller General” are substituted for “General Accounting Office” for consistency. The words “audit and” are omitted as surplus. The words “for their services as such” and “by the affidavit of the officer or otherwise” are omitted as surplus. The words “to account for property or make a report or return” are added for clarity. The words “in the hands of the enemy” are omitted as surplus.


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