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Former VP Agnew says he quit to aid Nixon in restoring trust 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Audio: 'Spiro Agnew Resigns'

(Monday, October 15, 1973, 7:30 p.m. EDT) — Former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew declared tonight that he had resigned last Wednesday and pleaded no contest to criminal charges of tax evasion (he was fined $10,000 and put on three years’ probation) solely to permit President Richard Nixon, embattled by the unrelated Watergate scandal, to restore “unimpaired confidence and implicit trust” in that high office. Continue reading Former VP Agnew says he quit to aid Nixon in restoring trust 40 years ago this hour (1973)