srchrondeJAN 12 1973 plea during a phone call
from his wife. An alternate
Watergate juror took his place.
was killed last month in a
A s was the case on Chicago plane crash.
Wednesday, jurors were ab-
Defendant's sent from the jury box yes- "Anything I may have
done I believed to be in the
terday when Hunt, 54, a for-
mer agent of the Central In- best interests of my coun-
Guilty Plea telligence Agency, pleaded
guilty to three more charges
try." Hunt told reporters.
"With the tragic death of
my wife, I felt I could not
L.A. Times Service See Back Page sustain the experience of a
long trial. I felt I should be
Washington with'•' 'my four children. I
Watergate case defend- hoped that my plea might be
taken into consideration at
ant E. Howard Hunt Jr. my sentencing later on.!:
pleaded guilty to all six
charges against him yes- SEGRETTI
terday but said he had Hunt said he knew of no
wider espionage camign
no knowledge of any against Democrats thin the
higher officials of the government has already al-
Nixon administration be- leged. Government prosecu-
ing involved in political tors, however, have not in-
cluded in their case the ac-
espionage. tivities of Los Angeles law-
Looking pale and grim yer Donald H. Segretti.
as he faced reporters out- A t least eight persons
side the federal court- have told reporters they
house, Hunt said that "to were approached by Segretti
my personal knowledge" in late 1971 and asked to spy
—if called before a grand UPI Telephoto upon Democratic presiden-
jury—he could not impli- G. GORDON LIDDY tial candidates. Segretti told
cate any White House or His trial goes on some he was working for the
Republican officials. White House.> According to
He said the government government sources, Segret-
was "substantially correct" ti received thousands of dol-
in its opening trial state-
ment Wednesday that he
GUILTY lars from Newport Beach,
Calif., attorney Herbert W.
and G. Gordon Liddy, both From Page 1 Kalmbach, President Nix-
former White House aides, on's personal lawyer.
principally organized t h e of second degree burglary Earl J. Silbert, chief as-
bugging of Democratic Na- and attempted bugging. sistant U.S. attorney, 'told
tional Committee offices and He had previously pleaded Sirica that Hunt would be
led unsuccessful attempts to guilty t o three major summoned before a federal
plant an eavesdropping de- charges of conspiracy, bug- grand jury- at a later date to
vice in the Washington head- ging and burglary. But Sili- see if he lmew about the in-
quarters of Senator Goerge ca said he would not accept volvement of others.
S. McGovern (Dem-S.D.). Hunt's plea unless it includ-
ed all six charges against TESTIMONY
Meanwhile, trial of Liddy In testimony at the trial,
and five othes accused in the him. Thomas James Gregory, 25,
Watergate episode last sum- "Did you commit all of a student at Brigham Young
mer continued in the court- those acts?" the judge said. University, said Hunt hired
room of chief U.S. District "I did, your honor," Hunt him for $175 a week from
Judge John J. Sirica. ami. .
replied. last, February through June
15 to, infiltrate the Washing- He said Hunt, Liddy and
ADVICE No date for sentencing . McCord enlisted his support
was set. Sirica said Hunt ton headquarters of McGov- in attempts to bug McGov-
The jury was not told of could receive a maximum en and Senator Edmund; S.
Hunt's plea. Sirica simply Muskie (Dem-Me.). ern'a headquarters, but the
sentence of more than 30 efforTs were unsuccessful.
advised the jurors, who are years imprisonment and a He said Hunt• wanted in-
being sequestered, that $40,000 fine. formation about the sena- Gregory testified that the
"you are no longer to be FBI did not contact him un-
tors' schedules, public ap- til as recently as three
concerned with the case of BOND . pearances, campaign per-
the U.S. vs. E. Howard Hunt He set bond for Hunt at weeks ago.
sonnel and any dissensions "An agent came to my
Jr." $100,000, noting the defend- or quarrels in their organi-
ant fled to Los Angelesjast zations. apartment in Provo, Utah,"
The judge denied a motion Gregory said. "He asked me
by defense attorneys, made summer when he learned Gregory said Hunt later
FBI agents wanted him for if I knew Hunt. I told him to
in his chambers, that a questioning in the Watergate introduced him to Liddy and sit down, that I had quite a
mistrial b e granted on three other defendants in the bit to tell him."
grounds the jury may de- break-in. Hunt was in custo- Watergate case — James W.
duce from Hunt's absence . dy about four hours before McCord Jr., then security
that he has pleaded guilty. posting bond.
director for President Nix-.
He told reporters he made on's re-election campaign,
One juror, in fact, was or- bond by assigning the pro-
dered excused when it was and Frank Sturgis and Vir-
ceeds of a $225,000 life insur- gilio Gonzalez, both of Mi-
found he learned of Hunt's ance policy on his wife, who