Nixon administration lawyer speaks at University of Wyoming Law Week

2011-10-20T15:01:00Z 2011-10-20T18:15:11Z Nixon administration lawyer speaks at University of Wyoming Law WeekBy the Star-Tribune staff Casper Star-Tribune Online
October 20, 2011 3:01 pm  • 

LARAMIE -- The Nixon administration lawyer who served prison time for ordering the break-in of Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist will be among the speakers during University of Wyoming Law Week.

Egil "Bud" Krogh was a member of the White House's Special Investigation Unit -- also known as the "Plumbers" -- which was charged with investigating press leaks by administration staff.

Krogh, with the approval of the Nixon administration, authorized the September 1971 burglary of the office of Lewis Fielding, the psychiatrist seeing Ellsberg.

He pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to violate Fielding's civil rights and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. He was sentenced to two to six years in prison, though he served only 4 1/2 months.

Krogh's talk is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 178 at the College of Law building. 

The week's activities run Monday through Friday. Events are free and open to the public. The complete schedule of events can be found at www.uwyo.edu/LAW/_files/Law-Week-2011/law-week.html.

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