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Subseries 3. Strike Forces, 1976-1977

Scope and Content Notes:

Material in this subseries directly relates to the organized crime “Strike Forces.” Waldman had experience with the Strike Forces and related controversies from his years with Thornburgh in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh. There was pressure in the Criminal Division to integrate them into the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, with Waldman in charge of organized crime and related issues. The future of the “Strike Forces” was only decided in the fall of 1976. What ensued was an office-by-office appraisal of the various strike forces which is well documented in this material. Some strike forces were disbanded, others “folded in” to U.S. Attorneys’ offices, and some kept in operation but under much stricter guidelines which are enumerated in a December 1976 report. The materials date from 1976 to 1977.

Folder 30 Guidelines, August-September 1976
Folder 31 Guidelines, October-November 1976
Folder 32 Guidelines, December 1976
Folder 33 Organized Crime Program, December 1976
Folder 34 Correspondence and reports, January-March 1977
Folder 35 Evaluations, May-August 1976

Box 4
Folder 1 Evaluations, New York, Connolly Issue, 1976
Folder 2 Evaluations, New York, Connolly Issue, 1976
Folder 3 Evaluations, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, 1976
Folder 4 Evaluations, Newark, Detroit, 1976
Folder 5 Evaluations, New Orleans, St. Louis, 1976