NY Man to be Sentenced for Rare Document Thefts

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 07:02 AM

 

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A presidential memorabilia collector who's acknowledged stealing thousands of rare and valuable documents from historical societies and archives nationwide is will be sentenced.

Barry Landau is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. The 64-year-old from New York City was caught stealing documents from the Maryland Historical Society in July 2011.

A subsequent investigation concluded Landau and his assistant stole at least 4,000 documents worth at least $1 million from archives around the country. Many of the stolen documents are more than 100 years old and worth more than $100,000. They include documents signed by President Abraham Lincoln and President Franklin D. Roosevelt and letters written by scientist Isaac Newton, novelist Charles Dickens and French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

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