Late Fox Information honcho Roger Ailes was convicted of possessing an unlawful gun in 1974, unearthed FBI information reveal.
Ailes, who died final Could at 77, left behind a tarnished legacy after Fox Information ousted him in response to damning allegations that he had sexually harassed a number of feminine staff.
However alleged sexual misconduct apparently wasn’t Ailes’ first authorized debacle, information made public by the FBI on Thursday present.
The ex-Fox Information chairman was cuffed by New York Metropolis cops on Oct. 11, 1974 after they discovered a “weapon/bomb silencer” on him, in accordance with arrest information.
Ailes was subsequently slammed with a conditional discharge after pleading responsible to at least one rely of fourth diploma felony weapons possession.
The FBI opened a file on Ailes earlier than he was employed as a media advisor to President Richard Nixon. Ailes is described within the FBI information as an expert younger man “of fine character.”