The key person involved in the Watergate scandal, J. Gordon Liddy, dies

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The key person involved in the Watergate scandal, J. Gordon Liddy, dies

Former FBI agent convicted of illegal wiretapping and other crimes spent more than four years in prison

J. Gordon Liddy, the organizer of the 1972 burglary of the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, who became a radio host after his release from prison, died at the age of 90.

His son Thomas Liddy confirmed his death on Tuesday without giving a reason.

A former FBI agent and veteran of the army, Liddy was convicted of conspiracy, trespassing, and wiretapping in connection with his role in the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

He spent four years and four months in prison.

After his release, Liddy became a popular, often provocative radio talk show host.

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