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Crime History: Vice President Agnew resigns, pleads to tax evasion

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On this day, Oct. 10, in 1973, Vice President Agnew resigned from office, then pleaded no contest to federal income tax evasion. The outspoken Agnew became only the second vice president ever to resign from office, and the first to resign while under criminal investigation. He was accused of receiving kickbacks from contractors while he was governor of Maryland. He claimed the charges were...

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