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Classification 74: Perjury

This classification was established in 1924 under the order of a memorandum from J. Edgar Hoover to investigate violations of U.S. Code Title 18, Sections 1621 (perjury generally) and 1622 (subornation of perjury). In 1971, the Bureau added Section 1623 (false declaration before a grand jury or court) as a result of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970.

The FBI generally does not investigate perjury arising from criminal cases under the jurisdiction of the Secret Service, Internal Revenue Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Customs Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the U.S. Postal Service.

NARA holdings for Classification 74: Perjury

The following records under Classification 74: Perjury are not yet described in NARA's online catalog. Please contact NARA's Special Access Program at with your reference request.

Record GroupFinding Aid EntrySeries Title
65UD 04D 8Classification 74 - Field Office Case Files and Index, 1940-1976
65UD UP 36Classification 74 - Headquarters Case Files and Index
65UD 05D 8Classification 74 - Washington Field Office Case Files and Index

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