The Watergate scandal was a major political involving five thieves breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. in 1972. These five men were arrested for breaking and entering into the DNC on Saturday, June 17, 1972. When the FBI began investigating, they discovered a connection to the cash found on the burglars and money used by the Committee for the Re-election, which was the organization that was funding Nixon's campaign for his second term. This caused serious controversy that led to the indictment of 69 people, with 25 of them being accused guilty and incarcerated. Many of these suspects were some of Nixon's top administrators. It was also discovered that Nixon held a secret recorder that potentially contained information on the Watergate scandal. The U.S Supreme Court demanded that Nixon was to release the tapes to investigators. Not long after this order, President Richard Nixon resigned from office on August 9th, 1974.