Watergate President’s men: time jailed

10 May, 2019

John Mitchell was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up. Mitchell served 19 months of his sentence at Federal Prison Camp, Montgomery (in Maxwell Air Force Base) in Montgomery, Alabama, a minimum-security prison, before being released on parole for medical reasons.

H. R. Haldeman (R) White House Chief of Staff, convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury. Served 18 months in prison.

John Ehrlichman (R) former White House Counsel, convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury. Served 18 months in prison.

On November 30, 1973, Egil Krogh pled guilty to federal charges of conspiring to violate Lewis Fielding’s civil rights and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. He was sentenced to two to six years in prison, though he served only four-and-a-half months.

John Dean (R) White House Counsel, convicted of obstruction of justice, later reduced to felony offenses and served 4 months.

In 1974 Chapin was found guilty of lying to the grand jury and was sentenced to 10 to 30 months in prison. In fact, he only served eight months before being released.

Herbert W. Kalmbach (R) Nixon’s Personal Attorney, guilty of corrupt practices, 191 days in jail.

Charles Colson (R) Special Counsel to the President for Public Liaison, convicted of obstruction of justice. Served 7 months.

In 1974,Richard Kleindienst pleaded guilty to failing to testify fully to the Senate in a pre-Watergate investigation, involving alleged favoritism shown to International Telephone & Telegraph Corp, during his testimony in his Senate U.S. Attorney General confirmation hearings sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $100 fine, both suspended

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