Eugenio Martínez

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Person.png Eugenio Martínez   SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(spook)
Born Eugenio Rolando Martínez
July 8, 1922
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Member of Watergate burglars, Watergate/White House Plumbers

Career

Eugenio Rolando Martínez (alias Musculito) was a member of the anti-Castro movement and of Operation 40 in the early 1960s.

He worked for Bernard Barker's real estate firm.

JFK Assassination

Full article: John F. Kennedy/Assassination

Some researchers have connected Martínez to the JFK Assassination.[1]

Watergate

Full article: Watergate Coup

Martinez and Bernard Barker were recruited by G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt to help break into the office of Dr. Lewis J. Fielding, psychiatrist to former State Department and United States Department of Defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg in September 1971, prior to Watergate.

Burglary

Martínez was one of the five men recruited by Hunt and Liddy in 1972 for the Memorial Day weekend Watergate burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.[2]

His testimony is consonant with the suggestion the burglars were intended to get caught. He has testified (on YouTube) that the burglars had to leave their identification behind in a hotel room, and that neither Liddy nor Hunt cleaned up. The FBI later found theirs IDs, which greatly simplified the criminal investigation.[3]

The men were arrested on June 17, 1972, by District of Columbia Police inside DNC headquarters during what they said was a second entry into the building to correct problems with the first break-in. Martínez was later convicted, along with Frank Sturgis (of Operation 40), Bernard Barker (also Operation 40), Virgilio Gonzalez and James McCord.

Pardon

After completing his prison term, Martinez was pardoned by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.[4]

Later activities

Martínez later worked as a real estate agent.[1]



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