February 29, 2024
Raymond Joseph Liddy. Picture from CBSLA broadcast

Raymond Liddy — a former deputy state lawyer common and a son of central Watergate determine G. Gordon Liddy — has been disbarred practically 4 years after his conviction in San Diego for possessing baby pornography, the State Bar of California introduced Monday.

Liddy, a resident of Coronado, was convicted following a bench trial and sentenced in 2020 to 5 years of probation.

Liddy was discovered to be in possession of sexually express pictures depicting prepubescent women that had been discovered on a seized exterior laborious drive and thumb drives, in line with courtroom paperwork.

The investigation into Liddy started in January 2017, primarily based on ideas despatched from an web service supplier to the Nationwide Heart for Lacking and Exploited Kids. The exercise was ultimately tracked to Liddy’s residence, the place he was arrested in July 2017.

Liddy is a former Marine whose prosecutorial profession largely handled civil circumstances concerning fraud.

His disbarment was efficient Sunday, in line with an announcement kind the State Bar of California.

Liddy’s father, a lawyer and FBI agent, was convicted of housebreaking, conspiracy and different fees within the Watergate scandal.

The elder Liddy — the chief operative in President Richard Nixon’s White Home “plumbers” unit that organized and directed the housebreaking of the Democratic Nationwide Committee headquarters within the Watergate constructing in 1972 — served greater than 4 years in federal jail for these crimes, which additionally included refusing to testify to the Senate committee investigating the Watergate scandal.

–Metropolis Information Service