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Virgilio R. "Villo" González was one of five burglars in the head office of the democrats at the Watergate hotel.
In winter 1962 Eddie Bayo claimed that two officers in the Red Army based in Cuba wanted to defect to the United States. He added that they wanted to pass on details about atomic warheads and missiles that were still in Cuba, in breach of the agreement that followed the Cuban Missile Crisis. A small group with González and Eugenio Martinez (who also became a Watergate burglar) went in 1963 on an unsuccessful secret mission to Cuba to find these officers.
González was a Watergate burglar together with Eugenio Martinez, Bernard Barker, James W. McCord and Frank Sturgis. When arrested, he was described as was a locksmith from Miami. He was found guilty and given a 40 year “provisionary” sentence - depending on whether he cooperated with government prosecutors.