The Nation: Agnew at the Bar

The fortunes of Spiro T. Agnew spiral steadily downward. He has been off the federal payroll since last Oct. 10, the same day he pleaded nolo contendere to a charge of income tax evasion (though his perquisites still include a Government-paid staff of six, a Secret Service detail and a limousine). Friends have been able to raise only $40,000 toward paying his legal bills, which may exceed $200,000. Last week, rejecting Agnew's plea "not to strip me of my means of livelihood," a three-judge panel appointed by the Maryland Court of Appeals unanimously agreed that Agnew should be disbarred. Said...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!