E. Howard Hunt
Died: January 23, 2007
Best Known as: White House secret agent involved in Watergate scandal
Former CIA spy and secret agent for the White House during the Nixon
administration. He was a 30-year-old novelist when he joined the CIA in
1949. He joined the Nixon White House in 1971 where he performed
burglaries and break-ins in the name of national security. Hunt was
partially responsible for the Watergate scandal that brought Nixon down in
disgrace. He was arrested for his part in the Watergate case and sentenced
to 33 months in prison for burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping.
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