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698 THIRTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Suas. III. Ch. 67. 1863. trial and sentence by a court-martial, in the same manner and to the same extent as if he had not received such discharge or been dismissed. Psi-sous notin Sec. 3. And be itfurt/ter enacted, That any person not in the military

      • 9 €°"l°°c'j;’“*‘ or naval forces of the United States, nor in the militia called into 0;-

lljzljxgfihzil, pm,. actually employed in the service of the United States, who shall do 0;- ished. commit any of the acts prohibited by any of the foregoing provisions of this act, he shall forfeit and pay to the United States the sum of two thousand dollais, and, in addition, double the amount of damages which the United States may have sustained by reason of the doing or committing such act, together with the costs of suit; and such forfeiture and F<¤f¢i¤¤‘¤ ¤¤·i damages shall be sued for in the same suit, and every such person shall d°°"g°°' in addition thereto, on conviction in any court of competent jurisdiction, be punished by imprisonment not less than cnc, nor more than five years, or by fine of not less than one thousand dollars, and not more than live thousand dollars. &cDi;)¤rli¢¤ ¤9·¤‘!¤» Sec. 4. And be it far¢her enacted, That the several district courts of d,c,g0u_°v°·’°"“` the United States, the circuit court of the District of Columbia, or any court therein to be established having general jurisdiction in civil cases, the several district courts of the Territories of the United States within whose jurisdictional limits the person doing or committing such act shall be found, shall, whomsoever such act may have been done or committed, have full power and jurisdiction to hear, try, and determine such suit. Who mayinsti- Such suit may be brought and carried on by any person, as well for him- °“*°·&°··°“l*· self as for the United States; the same shall be at the sole cost and charge of such person, and shall be in the name of the United States, but shall not be withdrawn or discontinued without the consent, in writing, of the judge of the court and the district attorney, first Hled in the case, setting forth their reasons for such consent. District mor- Sec. 5. And be it jimker enacted, That it shall be the duty of the

  • °g;¤t*;>nm£;*° gt several district attorneys of the United States for the respective districts,

é,,,,,,,,,;;, ,,2-,,,,;,, for the District of Columbia, and for the several Territories, to be diliact. gent in inquiring into any violation of the provisions of this act by persons liable to such suit, and found within their respective districts or territories, and to cause him or her to be proceeded against in due form of Arrests; bail- law for the recovery of such forfeiture and damages. And such person may be arrested and held to bail in such sum as the district judge may order, not exceeding the said sum of two thousand dollars, and twice the amount of the damages sworn to in the affidavit of the person bringing the suit. Prosecutor to Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the person bringing said suit 2x31Q': half f°*‘· and prosecuting it to iiual judgment shall be entitled to receive one half ' the amount of such forfeiture, as well as one half the amount of the damages he shall recover and collect; and the other half thereof shall belong to and be paid over to the United States; and such person shall be en- Costs. titled to receive to his own use all costs the court may award against the defendant, to be allowed and taxed according to any provision of law or rule of court in force, or that shall be in force in suits between private Proviso- parties in said court: Provided, That such person shall be liable for all costs incurred by himself in the case, and shall have no claim therefor on the United States. Suit to be com- SEO. 7. And be it further enacted, That every such suit shall be com- $;“::gr:"”h‘“ Hgmced within six years from the doing or committing the act, and not

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hlggggtgépszgoxg Sue. 8. And be it further enacted, That no officer or agent of any lc, as ,,,,;,,8 0,- banking ocother commercial corporation, and no member of any mercanthe government. tile or trading firm, or person directly or indirectly interested in the pecuniary profits or contracts of such corporation or firm, shall he employed or shall act as an officer or agent of the United States for the transaction of business with such corporation or firm; and every such such officer