Government to compensate Nixon estate 18 million for papers, tapes - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Government to compensate Nixon estate 18 million for papers, tapes

Updated:
(Washington-AP) -- The Justice Department has agreed to pay 18 million dollars to the estate of President Nixon.

The money is compensation for seized presidential papers and secretly recorded tapes.

The materials were seized at the request of Congress when Nixon resigned in 1974 rather than face impeachment.

The government says Nixon's estate was seeking 35 million dollars plus 25 years worth of interest charges -- that brought their final asking price to more than 200 million dollars.

The 18 million dollar figure was reached in a settlement of a lengthy lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington.

Nixon sued for compensation of 37-hundred hours of tape recordings, photos and other items seized after he resigned over the Watergate affair.






Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.