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Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder dies at 79

(London Guardian) Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Watergate conspirator who claimed in later years to have heard President Richard Nixon order the office break-in that eventually led to his resignation, has died. He was 79.

Magruder died on 11 May in Connecticut, Hull Funeral Service director Jeff Hull said on Friday.

Magruder spent seven months in prison for lying about the involvement of Nixon’s re-election committee in the 1972 break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington’s Watergate complex, which eventually led to Nixon’s downfall.