The Watergate scandal resulted in 69 government officials being charged and 48 being found guilty, including:

    1. John N. Mitchell, Attorney General of the United States who resigned to become Director of Committee to Re-elect the President, convicted of perjury about his involvement in the Watergate break-in. Served 19 months of a one- to four-year sentence.
    2. Richard Kleindienst, Attorney General, convicted of “refusing to answer questions” (contempt of court); given one month in jail.
    3. Jeb Stuart Magruder, Deputy Director of Committee to Re-elect the President, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to the burglary, and was sentenced to 10 months to four years in prison, of which he served 7 months before being paroled.
    4. Frederick C. LaRue, Advisor to John Mitchell, convicted of obstruction of justice. He served four and a half months.
    5. H. R. Haldeman, Chief of Staff for Nixon, convicted of conspiracy to the burglary, obstruction of justice, and perjury. Served 18 months in prison.
    6. John Ehrlichman, Counsel to Nixon, convicted of conspiracy to the burglary, obstruction of justice, and perjury. Served 18 months in prison.
    7. Egil Krogh, aide to John Ehrlichman, sentenced to six months for his part in the Daniel Ellsberg case.
    8. John W. Dean III, counsel to Nixon, convicted of obstruction of justice, later reduced to felony offenses and sentenced to time already served, which totaled 4 months.
    9. Dwight L. Chapin, deputy assistant to Nixon, convicted of perjury.
    10. Maurice Stans, United States Secretary of Commerce who resigned to become Finance Chairman of Committee to Re-elect the President, convicted of multiple counts of illegal campaigning, fined $5,000 (in 1975 – $22,700 today).
    11. Herbert W. Kalmbach, personal attorney to Nixon, convicted of illegal campaigning. Served 191 days in prison and fined $10,000 (in 1974 – $49,600 today).
    12. Charles W. Colson, special counsel to Nixon, convicted of obstruction of justice. Served 7 months in Federal Maxwell Prison.
    13. Herbert L. Porter, aide to the Committee to Re-elect the President. Convicted of perjury.
    14. G. Gordon Liddy, Special Investigations Group, convicted of masterminding the burglary, original sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Served 4½ years in federal prison.
    15. E. Howard Hunt, security consultant, convicted of masterminding and overseeing the burglary, original sentence of up to 35 years in prison. Served 33 months in prison.
    16. James W. McCord Jr., convicted of six charges of burglary, conspiracy and wiretapping. Served 2 months in prison.
    17. Virgilio Gonzalez, convicted of burglary, original sentence of up to 40 years in prison. Served 13 months in prison.
    18. Bernard Barker, convicted of burglary, original sentence of up to 40 years in prison. Served 18 months in prison.
    19. Eugenio Martínez, convicted of burglary, original sentence of up to 40 years in prison. Served 15 months in prison.
    20. Frank Sturgis, convicted of burglary, original sentence of up to 40 years in prison. Served 10 months in prison.

—Source: Wikipedia

  6 comments for “Quote of the Day

  1. August 8, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Interestingly my memories from that time are more about the daily reports of numbers of soldiers killed in Vietnam. I do remember Nixon and watergate and shouldn’t be surprised at how little time was actually served but I am. I suppose once guilt was found and sentences delivered we all forgot and moved on. Really interesting post Allan

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    • August 8, 2018 at 4:36 PM

      Thanks, Tina. This might turn out to be one of those lessons that we have to “re-learn”.
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  2. August 8, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Best thing that every happened to Chuck Colson, who completely turned his life around and the lives of countless others throughout the rest of his life. He is deeply missed.

    janet

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