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owners and operators of stores and other business establish-
ments may be required to keep the list of ceiling prices on
display at all times. Violations may be reported by civil-
ians, military personnel, investigative or intelligence person-
nel, local civil authorities, or military police. Arrests may
be made by the military police or by the civil police under
military police supervision. Penalties for violations of price
control regulations may include fine, imprisonment, placing
the establishment "off limits" to members of the Armed
Forces, revokirig the license to operate where stores are
licensed, or forbidding the purchase of goods or supplies
for resale. Service personnel is tried by military courts.
b. Fiscal regulations. Violations of fiscal regulations
issued by the military government may include nonpayment
of taxes, illegal dealings in the rate of exchange, counter-
feiring, hoarding, illegal distribution of impounded cash,
false statements regarding cash assets and financial records,
or withholding currency being withdrawn by the military
government from circulation. Such violations may be dis-
covered through informants, by the civilian police, counter-
intelligence or investigative personnel, or military police.
Arrests and seizures are made by counterintelligence person-
nel, military police, or other authorized persons.
c. Sanitary regulations. Sanitary regulations include
ordinances and orders covering such matters as food inspec-
tion, restrictions on the use of drinking water, garbage and
sewage disposal, medical inspection of food handlers, de-
lousing, burial of the dead, and inoculation of persons. Vio-
lations may be reported by informants, investigators, and
civil and military police. Penalties may include fine, im-
prisonment, placing establishments "off limits" to members
of the armed forces, revoking the license to do business, or
forbidding the purchase of goods for resale.
d. Black markets and food hoarding regulations.
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