The Burglars

The Apprehended Individuals

The men arrested for breaking into the Watergate Complex were Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, James W. McCord, Jr. and Frank Sturgis.

Respectable Ties

E. Howard Hunt of the Committee to Re-elect the President hired the Watergate burglars. Bernard Barker, one of the burglars, had worked with Hunt at the CIA. At the time, he was working as a real estate agent. The other four men were Anti-Castro Cubans from Miami. Eugenio Martinez and Frank Sturgis both had CIA ties and were associates of Barker. Virgilio Gonzalez was a locksmith. James W. McCord, Jr., worked on security for the CRP. He too was a former CIA agent and had worked with the FBI.

A Kink in the Plan

Police found the five men crouching behind a secretary's desk in the National Democratic Committee Headquarters. They were arrested and later convicted of breaking into the building.

Watergate Burlars Left to right: James McCord, Jr., Virgilio Gonzalez, Frank Sturgis, Eugenio Martinez, and Bernard Baker.

Source: Encarta