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Classification 72: Obstruction of Justice

This classification was formally established in 1924, although it contains some earlier records. For example, while case 72-1 began in 1924 the 0 file includes items from 1921. The Bureau's major concern in this classification is cases involving the integrity of Federal court proceedings. Originally the FBI investigated jury tampering, bribes of witnesses, and threats against judges and witnesses at the request of Federal judges and U.S. attorneys.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 72: Obstruction of Justice

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568220Classification 72 (Obstruction of Criminal Investigations) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

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