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Cryptonym: QMTURGID

Definition:
One of the Watergate burglars, and probably Howard Hunt.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Hunt had an office in the Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, which matches the description of QMTURGID.
Sources:

104-10104-10113: GERALD P. HEMMING, JR. AKA GERRY PATRICK

9/8/76 memo to Lucein Conein, from NT/STRONGBOX, Subject: Gerald P. Hemming, Jr. aka Gerry Patrick. (An identical document can be found in Box 38: 1993.08.17.16:06:09:620028) "During January 1972 Hemming was contacted by FBI Agent FM/DENY (in) reference to assisting Miami FBI project involving QW/CZAR and QM/TURGID, which motivated a March 1972 meeting with BATF Miami supervisor Hale for background briefing. QM/TURGID at that time was working for operatives of the WH/SIU, Executive Office Building, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, and was later arrested at the Watergate building during June 1972."

Book 8 of Presidential Campaign of 1972, Watergate and Related Activities, Phase I: Watergate Investigation Current Section: Haldeman, H.R., testimony resumed

08/01/73, At the deposition of Haldeman, Senator Sam Ervin told Haldeman that Howard Hunt had an office at the Executive Office Building at the time of the break-in. Haldeman admitted he knew that "there were materials of his still at the EOB, yes", and that Hunt had been a consultant to the White House.

Judiciary Committee Hearings: Statement of Information, Book II - Events Following the Watergate Break-In Current Section: Statement of Information

On June 17, 1972, shortly after 2 am, five persons...were arrested in the Watergate headquarters of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Immediately after the arrests, Howard Hunt and Gordon Liddy left the Watergate Hotel. Hunt took with him a suitcase belonging to McCord that contained electronic equipment, went to his office in the Executive Office Building (EOB), and withdrew from a safe in his EOB office $10,000 previously provided to him by Liddy for use in case there was a mishap. Hunt placed McCord's briefcase in the safe. In the early morning hours, he delivered the money to an attorney on behalf of the five persons arrested in the DNC Headquarters."

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Bill Simpich

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