GOVERNMENT: The Unwelcome Informer

On Federal statute books since 1863 has been a queer old law passed to curb Civil War profiteering. The law: any citizen who learned of fraud against the U. S. could sue to recover the losses for his Government, plus as much again for him to keep for his pains. For a long time a young Pittsburgh lawyer named Morris Leo Marcus has believed that there was life in the old statute yet. Last week his theory proved to be worth $157,550.

Indicted by the Justice Department's Thurman Arnold last year were Pittsburgh's Electrical Contractors Association and twelve member firms....

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