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In Washington D.C., the National Police head Lafayette Baker is indicted for false imprisonment and extortion

Lafayette Curry Baker, detail
11/09/1865
The four counts sworn out against Lawrence Baker stemmed from his investigation into corrupt "pardon brokers" who frequented the White House.  With what Baker claimed was the support of President Johnson, the notorious Mr. Lucy Cobb complained of being falsely detained and robbed of a commission.  At the January 1866 trial the jury found Baker guilty on one count of false imprisonment but the judge fined him just one dollar and discharged him.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Trial of General Baker," Chicago Tribune, January 29, 1866, p. 1. 
Lafayette Curry Baker, The History of the Secret Service (Philadelphia, PA: Lafayette C. Baker, 1867), 599.
Jonathan Truman Dorris, Pardon and Amnesty Under Lincoln and Johnson (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1953), 146-148.

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