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Classification 52: Theft of Government Property

This classification was established prior to 1924 and covers Bureau investigations of theft, robbery, embezzlement, illegal possession, receipt or destruction of government property; and interference with government communications. The first case file begins in October 1921. Linked closely to a number of other classifications, violations in this area are similar to those covered by Fraud against the Government (Classifications 17, 46, 86, 201-210, and 213) and Crime on Government Reservations (Classification 70 and 198). The Bureau did not include investigations of interference with government communications in this classification until 1977. Prior to that time, investigations in this area were filed in classification 92.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 52: Theft of Government Property

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568134Classification 52 (Theft or Destruction of Government Property) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

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