Mr. Silverman, director of the National Check Cashers Association, testified March 27 against electronic delivery of government benefits before the House Banking Committee. His group represents more than 2,500 check-cashing centers in 35 states.

Mr. Silverman also is president of M. Silverman Management Corp. The Northbrook, Ill.-based concern owns more than 100 check-cashing centers in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Nevada, and Arizona.

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