• Short Summary

    Mr Richard Nixon's three closest aides were sentenced to at least two and a half years in prison each for their role in the cover-up of the Watergate burglary...

  • Description

    Mr Richard Nixon's three closest aides were sentenced to at least two and a half years in prison each for their role in the cover-up of the Watergate burglary... the scandal which forced the President from office.

    The sentences were the stiffest handed down in any Watergate case with the exception of the six years eight months to 20 years imposed on G.Gordon Liddy who masterminded the burglary at the Watergate complex in Washington on June 17, 1972.

    Judge John Sirica, who presided over the burglary and cover-up trials, sentenced former Attorney General John Mitchell, former White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman and former Domestic Affairs adviser John Ehrlichman after an hour long session.

    All three told Judge Sirica they would appeal and they were released. Through the American legal system, the appeals process and other legal manoeuvres mean it could be months if not years before they enter prison.

    After the sentencing John Dean the former Presidential aide who's testimony brought the case into the open spoke to newsmen about John Mitchell's future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA18HVVAJMNOMLUPL9BA2O0YLS3
    Media URN:
    VLVA18HVVAJMNOMLUPL9BA2O0YLS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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