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Classification 73: Application For Pardon

Established prior to 1924, this classification covers investigations of individuals seeking pardons from the President after completing prison sentences from federal offenses as well as investigations of those convicted of federal offenses who seek executive clemency. However, the Bureau rarely conducts investigations of the latter sort. Application for pardon investigations are conducted in the same manner as applicant investigations generally. Thus, they include interviews with the subjects' friends, neighbors, and employers as well as checks of credit and law enforcement records.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 73: Application For Pardon

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568547Classification 73 (Application For Pardon) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

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