What happened to Frank Wills? While he did enjoy some level of fame & fortune briefly, he ultimately died broke & destitute. The security company that he had been working for refused to give him a raise, and likely blacklisted, he never found stable employment again. Just like The Iran-Contra Scandal, that would come a decade later, most of those involved in the criminal side of this conspiracy found fame & money. The two reporters that covered Frank Wills story, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, are important figures right up to this day. But like in so many other cases, in which the whistle-blower ends up being the one punished, Frank Wills was made to suffer for doing the right thing. Sadly Frank Wills died penniless, of a brain tumor, on September 27th 2000. The Democratic National Committee honored him with a superficial award in 1974, but few looked out for him to make sure that the obvious pending backlash would not be allowed to destroy him.