Agnew's "Bag Men"

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Agnew's "Bag Men"

Agnew’s “Bag Men”

Agnew’s “Bag Men”:  I.H. “Bud” Hammerman and J. Walter Jones, the two Maryland businessmen who were alleged to have been Vice President Spiro Agnew’s key “Bag  Men.”

Source: Beall Collection / Lewis J. Ort Library, Frostburg State University
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Bud Hammerman appointment slip

Agnew’s Bag Man Visits the White House

U.S. Secret Service appointment slips showing Vice President Agnew’s “Bag Man,” I.H. “Bud” Hammerman visiting him at the White House during the first year of the Nixon/Agnew Administration.  

Source: Spiro T. Agnew papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
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Baltimore engineering executive Lester Matz

Lester Matz

Baltimore engineering executive Lester Matz, who confessed to prosecutors that he secretly bribed Spiro Agnew for government contracts when Agnew was Maryland governor and later vice president. 

Source: Beall Collection / Lewis J. Ort Library, Frostburg State University
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Lester Matz Appointment 4.20.71

Lester Matz appointment, 4.20.71

U.S. Secret Service appointment slip showing Baltimore businessman Lester Matz visiting Vice President Agnew at the White House in April 1971; Matz told federal prosecutors he delivered Agnew an envelope stuffed with $10,000 in cash in the basement of the White House.  

Source: Spiro T. Agnew papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
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Lester Matz three appointments

Lester Matz Visits The Vice President

Three additional visits made to Vice President Spiro Agnew’s office by Baltimore businessman Lester Matz; Matz said he was “shaken by his own actions” in bribing the Vice President of the United  States.  

Source: Spiro T. Agnew papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
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Jerry Wolff

Agnew’s Corruption Co-Conspirator

Former Agnew aide Jerry Wolff, who told prosecutors he was involved in a secret kickback scheme with then-Gov. Agnew and Agnew’s “Bag Man” Bud Hammerman; Wolff’s hand-written diaries contained details of the scheme.  

Source: Beall Collection / Lewis J. Ort Library, Frostburg State University
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Allen Green three appointments

Envelopes of Cash Delivered To The White House

U.S. Secret Service appointment slips that show Maryland businessman Allen Green visiting Vice President Agnew at the White House; Green told federal prosecutors he made dozens of trips to VP Agnew’s office to deliver thousands of dollars stuffed in envelopes.  

Source: Spiro T. Agnew papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
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Attorney General Elliot Richardson's 1973 Appointments Calendar (1)

Attorney General Elliot Richardson’s 1973 appointments calendar (1)

Attorney General Elliot Richardson’s 1973 Appointments Calendar: Richardson’s entry for July 3, 1973 includes a meeting with “U.S. Atty Beall” at 12pm, the meeting where AG Richardson first learned the extent of Vice President Spiro Agnew’s crimes.

Source: Elliot L. Richardson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
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Attorney General Elliot Richardson's 1973 Appointments Calendar

Attorney General Elliot Richardson’s 1973 appointments calendar (2)

Attorney General Elliot Richardson’s 1973 Appointments Calendar: Richardson’s entry for July 3, 1973 includes a meeting with “U.S. Atty Beall” at 12pm, the meeting where AG Richardson first learned the extent of Vice President Spiro Agnew’s crimes.  

Source: Elliot L. Richardson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
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