October 1, 1974 — Five Nixon aides—Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon’s Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell—went on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation. Ehrlichman was convicted in the Watergate cover-up with Haldeman and Mitchell and for the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg. Ehrlichman served 18 months in federal prison.

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