No. 16664.

302 F.2d 918 (1962)

Lawrence C. MOORE, Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided April 26, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Lawrence C. Moore, Washington, D. C., appellant pro se.

Mr. John W. Boult, of the bar of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, pro hac vice, by special leave of court, with whom Asst. Atty. Gen. William H. Orrick, Jr., Messrs. David C. Acheson, U. S. Atty., and John G. Laughlin, Jr., Attorney, Department of Justice, were on the brief, for appellee. Messrs. Morton Hollander and James C. Cawood, Jr., Attorneys, Department of Justice, also entered appearances for appellee.

Before FAHY, WASHINGTON and BURGER, Circuit Judges.

FAHY, Circuit Judge.

The United States filed in the District Court a libel in rem against a vessel named The Tomalina and against its owner in personam, to collect statutory penalties alleged to be due in the total amount of some $2,400.1 Appellant was the holder of a duly recorded preferred ship mortgage against the vessel. The balance of the principal he stated to be due was $756.54. He was...

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