824.6363 St2/291: Telegram

The Minister in Bolivia (Caldwell) to the Secretary of State

48. Referring to the Department’s telegram No. 17, November 26, 4 p.m., Standard Oil Company was publicly charged by individual close to Y. P. F. B. with illegal export of 3 million bolivianos during 1934 and 1935, involving a possible fine in equal amount. Metzger brought from Buenos Aires documents which seem to disprove charges. Whole matter is now in hands of comptroller who has not as yet indicated his decision. Appeal to courts from an unfavorable decision would be subject to previous deposit of amount of fine.

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