Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 20, 1974 · Page 29
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 29

Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, June 20, 1974
Page 29
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?Wige tD Nlilll^mStlALb. ^Miftftift City. Fla., Thuirad»y t June «», Kite Charges Pending Against Nine WASHINGTON (UP!) Criminal proceedings have been taken against 45 persons tn the Watergate bugging and related cases, of whom 31 pleaded guilty or were convicted while five others have been acquitted or had charges dropped. Charges are pending against the remaining nine. The proceedings grew out of the 1972 break-in at Democratic headquarters at the Watergate, the subsequent Watergate cover-up, the 1971 break-in at the office of Daniel '.Elteberg's psychiatrist, the ITT case, illegal campaign con- ft .tribUtions and dirty tricks. • > Not included are a number of persons named as unindlcted •\CO • conspirators in various cases. Watergate Cover-up . Seven former close associates /of President Nixon were indicted March 1 in the Watergate cover-up, and are to be tried Sept. 9. Four others pleaded guilty earlier. Those Indicted, all of whom pleaded innocent, are: • —Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell: conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and four counts' of lying to federal lnvesgltators. —Former White House Chief of Staff H.R. "Bob" Haldeman: conspiracy, obstruction of justice, arid three counts of perjury. —Former chief White House Domestic Affairs Assistant John D. Ehrlichman: conspiracy, obstruction of justice and three counts of lying to federal Inveslgators. —Former White House Special Counsel Charles W. Colson: conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Charges will be dropped because of his plea in the Ellsberg case. —Former White House aide Gordon C. Strachan, Haldeman's ai'de: conspiracy, obstruction of justice and lying to the grand jury. —Former Assistant Attorney General Robert C. Mardian: conspiracy. —Kenneth W. Parkinson, a lawyer for the re-election campaign: conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Those who earlier waived indictment and pleaded guilty in the cover-up plot: —Former White House Counsel John W. Dean III: Oct. 19, 1973, to conspiracy to obstruct justice and defraud the United States. Sentencing deferred. —Frederick C. LaRue, former White House and reelection committee aide: June 27,1973, to conspiracy to obstruct justice. Sentencing deferred. —Jeb Stuart Magruder, former White House deputy com- s direc Sentenced May 21,1974, to 10 months to four years in prison; term began June 4 at Allenwood, Pa. —Herbert L. "Bart" Porter, former scheduling director for the re-election campaign: Jan. 28,1974, to lying to the FBI. Sentenced April 11 to five to 15 months in prison, all but 30 days suspended. Began term April 22.. ^ Watergate Break-in Seven men were charged in the original indictments for conspiracy, burglary, bugging and wiretapping in the Watergate break-in; 5 pleaded guilty and 2 were convicted during their trial in January 1973. The U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Friday on their appeals. U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica imposed these sentences on Nov. 9,1973: —E. Howard Hunt Jr., former CIA agent and White House consultant, 30 months to 8 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Hunt, who spent about a year in prison, has been free since Jan. 2, 1974, pending outcome of an appeal to withdraw a plea of guilty. —G. Gordon Liddy, former White House aide and counsel for the Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, 6 years and 8 months to 20 years. Also sentenced April 3,1973, to up to 18 months for contempt of court; convicted at a nonjury trial May 10,1974, for two counts of contempt of Congress and sentenced the same day to another year in prison, suspended, plus a year's probation. . Has also been indicted in Ellsberg case. He has been in Jail since his Watergate conviction. —James W. McCord Jr., former CIA agent and security chief for re-election committee, Lto 5 years. McCord, who was convicted along with Llddy, has hot served any of his sentence arid is free on bail pending appeal. ? ( —Bernard L. Barker, fore- hiaij, of the burglary team, 18 months to 6 years. Served about a. year in jail after pleading; has been free on bail since Jan 4,1974, pending appeal. —Virgiiio R. Gonzalez, Eu­ genic R. Martinez and Frank A. Sturgls, who pleaded guilty to the break-in, 1 to 4 years. Gonzalez and Martinez were paroled March 7,1974, after serving a year; Sturgls was freed pending appeal Jan.' 18 and his parole will begin on termination of appeal bond. Ellsberg Burglary Six men were indicted March 7, 1974, for the White House "plumbers" burglary Sept. 3, 1971, at the Beverly Hills, Calif., office of Dr. Lewis J. Fielding, former analyst for Daniel Ellsberg. One of the six, Colson, pleaded guilty to another charge of obstruction of justice to interfere with Ellsberg's trial. Remaining charges of conspiracy to violate Fielding's civil rights were dropped. Another of the six, Felipe DeDiego, received immunity and had charges against him dropped. Others indicted, all of whom have pleaded innocent and face trial June 17, are: —Ehrllchman, appointed by Nixon to supervise the plumbers: conspiracy to violate Fielding's civil rights and four counts of lying to federal investigators. Also charged in California with perjury in connection with his testimony in a Los Angeles County investigation of the burglary. —Liddy: conspiracy to violate Fielding's civil rights. — Barker and Martinez, Cuban-Americans who carried out the break-in, one count each of conspiracy to violate Fielding's civil rights. The other guilty plea in the Ellsberg case: —Egil Krogh Jr., co-director of the plumbers and later Transportation undersecretary: pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate Fielding's civil rights on Nov. 30,1973; sentenced Jan. 24, 1974, from two months to six years in prison, all but six months suspended. Began term Feb. 4 at Allenwood,. Pa. ITT Cases Two persons have been charged in connection with the 1971 out-of-court settlement of three antitrust cases against the International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., which has been linked with an ITT offer to help underwrite the cost of the 1972 Republican National Convention by $400,000 if held in San Deigo: —Former Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst: Pleaded guilty May 16, 1974, to misdemeanor, failing to mention at his confirmation hearings that President Nixon once ordered him to drop the case. Received suspended penalty of 30 days and $100. —Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke of California: indicted April 3, 1974, on three counts of perjury in connection with his testimony at the Kleindienst hearings about ITT. Pleaded innocent; trial July 15. Vesco Contribution Four persons, including two former Nixon cabinet members, indicted in New York May 10,1973, for attempting to halt a federal investigation into financier Robert L. Vesco's activities in exchange for $250,000 campaign contribution. The Cabinet members were acquitted by a jury and the other two men have not been tried. They are: . —Mitchell, director of the Nixon campaign: conspiracy to obstruct justice, three counts of endeavoring to obstruct justice and 5 counts of lying to grand jury. Acquitted April 28,1974. —Former Commerce Secretary Maurice H. Stans, campaign finance chairman: conspiracy to obstruct justice, 3 counts of endeavoring to obstruct justice, 6 counts of perjury before a grand jury. Acquitted April 28,1974. —Vesco, now a fugitive in the Bahamas and Costa Rica: conspiracy to obstruct justice and 3 counts of endeavoring to obstruct justice. —Harry Sears, former New Jersey GOP official, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and three counts of endeavoring to obstruct justice. Granted immunity as prosecution witness and charges dropped. Dirty Tricks Two persons have pleaded guilty in connection with campaign dirty tricks; and a third was convicted. They are: —Donald H. Segretti, former Treasury Department lawyer: Pleaded guilty Oct. 1, 1973, to one count of conspiracy and three counts of distribution of illegal campaign literature against Democratic presidential contenders in the 1972 Florida primary; sentenced Nov. 5 to six months in prison and began term one week later. Released March 25, 1974, with time off for good behavior. —George A. Hearing, a Tampa, . Fla. accountant who assisted Segretti: Pleaded guilty to campaign law violations and sentenced to one year; released March 22,1974. —Former White House Appointments Secretary Dwlght L. Chapin, who hired Segretti:. Indicted Nov. 29, 1973, on four counts of lying to the grand jury; convicted on two counts April 5,1974. Sentenced May 15 to 10 to 30 months in prison; free pending appeal. . Campaign Contributions Seventeen persons have been charged —and 14 have pleaded guilty —in connection with illegal campaign contributions. One Indictment was dismissed, and two other men are awaiting trial. Those charged were: —Herbert W. Kalmbach Jr., Nixon's fund-raiser and personal lawyer: pleaded guilty Feb: 25, 1974, to violation of Federal Corrupt Practices Act and promising federal employment (an ambassadorship) , as reward for support of a candidate. Sentencing Monday. —George M. Steinbrenner III, board chairman of American Shipbuilding Co. and co-owner of the New York Yankees: indicted April 5, 1974, on 14 counts of conspiracy, violation of election laws, obstruction of justice and causing others to lie to the FBI for allegedly hatching an elaborate scheme in which money disguised as corporate bonuses was illegally contributed to the Nixon campaign. Pleaded innocent; no trial date set. —John H. Melcher Jr., executive vice president and general counsel of American Shipbuilding: Pleaded guilty April 18,1974, to aiding in Steinbrenner's plot, Sentencing delayed. —Jake Jacobsen, milk producers lawyer and White House legislative counsel in the Johnson administration: indicted Feb. 21, 1974, for making false statements to grand jury about $10,000 he solicited from the Associated Milk Producers Inc. allegedly to be used to influence federal price supports and import quotas. Pleaded innocent; indictment dismissed on technical grounds May 3. A clean desk is a sign you've learned how to shove your work off on the other Fellow. ANNUAL VOCATIONAL DRAFTING AWARDS -Alan Brock, is shown second from left, being congratulated by William Slocumb, principal of Haney Vo-Tech Center, for his winning of an Olympic skill silver medal in architectural drafting in the State-wide Vocational Industrial Club of America competition. 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