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George Beall, U.S. attorney for Maryland who prosecuted Agnew, dies

George Beall, U.S. attorney for Maryland who prosecuted Agnew, dies

George Beall, the U.S. attorney who led the investigation and prosecution that ended with the resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew in 1973, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 79.

"George Beall was a legendary federal prosecutor, an exemplary public servant and a lawyer of unsurpassed integrity," Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a statement. "Although George Beall's family was politically active and Vice President Agnew was a member of Beall's own political party, Beall did not hesitate to pursue the case. His commitment to justice serves as an example to us all."

Born in Frostburg, Mr. Beall was from a prominent...

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