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From the “Lighthouse Service Bulletin” December 1922

Under the heading “Punishments”

“A former chief clerk in a district office, dismissed in 1919 from the service for misappropriating Government funds, as noted on page 102 of the Lighthouse Service Bulletin for December 1919, has recently been tried before a United States district court and sentenced to two years in a Federal penitentiary.”

December 1919 Bulletin item is as follows:

“The attention of all officers and employees of the Lighthouse Service is called to four recent disciplinary cases of importance involving money matters. A chief clerk of a district office was discovered to have misappropriated Government funds; a master of a light vessel committed a similar crime also involving Government property; a draftsman in an office handled irregularly certain funds subscribed for Liberty Bonds; and a clerk in an office was detected in the theft of money from a fellow employee. Swift and exemplary action was taken by the Bureau and Department in each of these cases, which were discovered, investigated, and disposed of, with the greatest promptness for the protection of the honesty and integrity of the Service and the high reputation which it has always cherished.”

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