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Classification 46: Fraud Against the Government

Classification 46 was established before 1924. Investigations under this classification cover a wide variety of illegal actions in which the U.S. government is defrauded including:

  • overcharges in procurement and construction contracts;
  • short deliveries;
  • the use or provision of substandard parts and merchandise;
  • claims submitted for Government employees;
  • making false statements on applications for Government loans or employment
  • offering or accepting of bribes in connection with Government contracts.

Until 1978, Classification 46 was used to cover investigations regardless of which Federal agency was involved. However, between 1978 and 1981, six new classifications were established for frauds involving specific agencies:

  • 206 (Department of Defense);
  • 207 (Environmental Protection Agency, national Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation);
  • 208 (General Services Administration);
  • 209 (Department of Health and Human Services);
  • 210 (Department of Labor)
  • 213 (Department of Education).

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 46: Fraud Against the Government

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568117Classification 46 (Fraud Against The Government) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

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