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Watergate Burglar Sues Over Gold Commercials

LOS ANGELES (CN) - G. Gordon Liddy, a former Nixon aide convicted of breaking in to the Watergate building in 1972, has accused a gold investment company of using footage of him without permission on a promotional DVD for gold coins.

Liddy claims Capital Gold Group continues to use his "name, appearance, photograph and voice" in its ads, despite an August 2008 demand to stop.

YouTube is currently hosting a Capital Gold commercial featuring footage of Liddy extolling the virtues of investing in gold.

"I go to my friends at Capital Gold Group, I keep at least 5 percent of my assets in gold," Liddy tells the camera.

Liddy wants unspecified damages for publicity rights violations.

A former FBI agent and Nixon aide, Liddy served four and a half years in prison for his role in breaking in to the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate hotel and office complex in 1972.

Jon Pfeiffer is representing him in Superior Court.

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