Deep Throat in Nevada
Mark Felt, the former FBI agent revealed this week to be the famed newspaper source “Deep Throat,” has a Nevada past.
In the 1950s, Felt was an agent assigned to the Salt Lake City FBI office, and he occasionally operated in Nevada. On Nov. 17, 1956, for instance, Felt arrested Frank Bacca, a 19-year-old, alleged draft evader, in the small Nevada mining camp of McGill. Felt once addressed a convention of the Eastern Nevada Peace Officers Assocation at Fireman’s Hall in Ely.
Long after his departure from Nevada, Felt was convicted of authorizing illegal break-ins of antiwar offices. He was pardoned by President Reagan in 1981.