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E. Howard Hunt was a CIA agent and PR consultant before he teamed up with G. Gordon Liddy to organize the Watergate break-in.
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His wife, Dorothy, died in a plane crash. The crash was investigated and eventually ruled an accident.
In January 1973, Hunt pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy, burglary and eavesdropping. That same year, his memoir, Give Us This Day, was released and provided an inside look at his career with the CIA. Hunt continued sharing spy stories with 1974's Undercover: Memoirs of an American Secret Agent.
Originally sentenced to 35 years in prison, Hunt's sentence was later reduced to two and a half to eight years in prison and he was fined $10,000. He served more than 32 months in prison before being paroled in 1977. All the while, Hunt continued with his writing career. He published such novels as The Gaza Intercept (1981), Cozumel (1986), Ixtapa (1994), Dragon Teeth (1997) and Sonora (2002).
E. Howard Hunt died on January 23, 2007, in Miami, Florida. His final book, American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond, was released after his death. He was survived by his four children from his first marriage and two children from his second marriage to Laura E. Martin.
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