SPIRO AGNEW FBI - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FILES
420 pages of FBI/DOJ files.
221 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering the corruption investigation of Spiro Agnew. President Richard Nixon's vice president Spiro Agnew was convicted of a single count of failing to pay income tax on $29,500 of income. He was sentenced to 3 years of probation and fined $10,000.
Documents includes coverage of polygraph tests given to informants, 1960's State of Maryland corruption, and an investigation into leaks to the press. Files document allegations made by former Agnew associates including: A five percent kick back from state contractors scheme Agnew participated in as governor of Maryland, payments made to Agnew in his White House office, and unreported presidential campaign contributions.
The collection contains 202 pages of United States Attorney files, including documents relating to discussions revolving around the problems of publicity, witness immunity, notifying the President and Spiro Agnew of the investigation; Detail circumstances under which money was exchanged with Mr. Agnew; information to be used as possible testimony given by Agnew associates; and reports of meetings and negotiations with Agnew's counsel.