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H.R. 487 (107th): For the relief of Eugene Makuch.


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2002 (Passed Congress).


H.R.487

One Hundred Seventh Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,

the twenty-third day of January, two thousand and two

An Act

For the relief of Eugene Makuch.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PAYMENT.

    In consideration of the fact that Eugene Makuch--

      (1) served as a foreign counterintelligence agent and dedicated his life to assist the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its efforts at the height of the Cold War to combat communism, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (KGB), and the Soviet Union, and

      (2) has not received employment assistance or health, social security, or pension benefits, despite assurances that he would receive such benefits upon his retirement,

    the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay, out of funds not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,000,000 to Eugene Makuch of East Amherst, New York, in compensation for the lifetime aggregate value of benefits earned but not received by Eugene Makuch.

SEC. 2. SATISFACTION OF CLAIM.

    The sum paid under section 1 shall be in full satisfaction of any claims that Eugene Makuch may have against the United States arising out of his service for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON ATTORNEY FEES.

    Not more than 10 percent of the sum paid under section 1 shall be paid to or received by any agent or attorney for services rendered in connection with the recovery of such sum. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under title 18, United States Code.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.