Eugenio Martínez

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Eugenio (Musculito) Martínez
Born Eugenio Rolando Martínez
(1922-07-08) July 8, 1922 (age 95)
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Residence Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation real estate agent
Known for Participation in the Watergate Scandal

Eugenio Rolando Martínez (alias Musculito, born July 8, 1922) is a current real estate agent who was a member of the anti-Castro movement in the early 1960s, and later was one of the five men recruited by G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt in 1972 for the Memorial Day weekend Watergate burglary at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C.[1]

Weeks later, on June 17, 1972, the men were arrested 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. Martinez and the others were convicted in the ensuing Watergate scandal. The others were Frank Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzalez, Bernard Barker and James McCord. He worked for Bernard Barker's real estate firm. Martinez and Barker were also recruited by Hunt and Liddy 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.

After completing his prison term, Martinez was pardoned by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.[2]


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  2. ^ Welch, William M. (November 26, 1987). "Power To Pardon Unquestioned And Often Used By Reagan". Associated Press. AP. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 

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On August 31, 2016, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained CIA internal documents, through a FOIA request, that stated Mr. Martinez was a paid asset of the Agency at the time of the break in. Although his connection to the Agency was acknowledged, until this release CIA had maintained that his service had ended and he no longer had an association with the Agency for at least two years prior to the incident at the Watergate Hotel.