R Budd Dwyer's Suicide
R Budd Dwyer, Pennsylvania's State Treasurer, was indicted for receiving $300,000 in kickbacks to help Torquato secure the business. He denied the charges and refused to resign. In 1986, Dwyer was found guilty of racketeering, bribery, fraud and conspiracy. He wrote President Ronald Reagan asking for a pardon the day before his press conference. Budd read a statement while handing out envelopes to staffers. He then pull out a .357 Magnum revolver, placed it in his mouth and shot himself in front of the press.
Backstory and Context
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