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he check stub and a notification letter rest in a file stuffed with Salinan James Trepoy’s military paperwork.
The sum — a whopping $75,000 — initially made Trepoy afraid to cash the check. Then he kept all the money in the bank for a time, fearing someone had a mistake and he would get a call to send it back.
The letter accompanying the check looked official enough, bearing letterhead from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C.
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