Beginning in early 1973, Agnew was investigated by the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland on suspicion of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and tax fraud.Agnew had accepted kickbacks from contractors during his time as Baltimore County executive and as governor.
In the years of his vice presidency, Agnew moved to the right, appealing to conservatives who were suspicious of moderate stances taken by Nixon.
In 1972, Nixon and Agnew were reelected for a second term, defeating Senator George Mc Govern of South Dakota and former ambassador Sargent Shriver of Maryland.
; November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th Vice President of the United States, serving from 1969 to his resignation in 1973.
He was the second and most recent vice president to resign the office, after John C. Agnew was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to an American mother and a Greek immigrant father.
Theodore acquired a larger restaurant, the Piccadilly, and moved the family to a house in the Forest Park northwest section of the city, where Spiro attended Garrison Junior High School and later Forest Park High School.
This period of affluence ended with the crash of 1929, and the restaurant closed.In accordance with his mother's wishes, the infant Spiro was baptized as an Episcopalian, rather than into the Greek Orthodox Church of his father.Nevertheless, Agnew senior was the dominant figure within the family, and a strong influence on his son.The two became friends; Pollard and his wife Margaret were regular customers of the restaurant.After Pollard died in April 1917, Agnew and Margaret Pollard began a courtship which led to their marriage on December 12, 1917.He wrote a novel, and also a memoir defending his actions. Around 1908, he moved to Baltimore, where he purchased a restaurant.