Sun coverage: Historical document thefts

Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme unraveled last summer.  more...

Thief may have sold more historic documents

Thief may have sold more historic documents

Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, where his scheme unraveled — than previously thought, according to the National Archives inspector general, who said Wednesday that his investigators have uncovered new evidence.  more...

Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast.  more...

Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case

Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case

Less than four months after a Maryland Historical Society employee uncovered a cultural property heist called "truly breathtaking" by national archivists, one of the men charged in the scheme has pleaded guilty.  more...

Prosecutors say Landau can sell Warhol print, other artifacts

Prosecutors say Landau can sell Warhol print, other artifacts

Art collectors take note: There's an Andy Warhol about to hit the market.  more...

Art investigators: Saving the country's cultural heritage, one recovered work at a time

Art investigators: Saving the country's cultural heritage, one recovered work at a time

When Paul Brachfeld heard about the heist of historic documents in Baltimore this summer, the National Archives inspector general acted quickly.  more...

Man accused of stealing documents wants to sell own valuables

Man accused of stealing documents wants to sell own valuables

The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United States and in the United Kingdom.  more...

Alleged document thief pleads not guilty

Barry H. Landau, whom authorities call the mastermind behind a scheme to swipe American treasures from museums throughout the Mid-Atlantic, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal theft and conspiracy charges that prosecutors now characterize as the country's "single largest" theft of its kind.  more...

Probe expands into attempted theft of Maryland historical papers

At the Maryland Historical Society, they're calling it the Great Cupcake Caper.  more...

Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say

Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say

Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from Thomas Jefferson's inauguration and a picture of Landau kissing John F. Kennedy's dog Clipper.  more...

Detention hearing delayed for alleged document thief

A detention hearing for Barry H. Landau, one of two men charged with stealing dozens of valuable historic documents from archives and museums in New York and Maryland, was postponed Monday so federal investigators can search his Manhattan apartment a second time.  more...

Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the yellowed letters and faded land records, the presidential papers and everyday ephemera that are stored in the group's vaults.  more...

FBI searches N.Y. home of jailed memorabilia collector

Federal authorities searched the Manhattan apartment Wednesday of a collector and author charged with stealing documents from the Maryland Historical Society, according to a source familiar with the investigation.  more...

Federal prosecutors consider new charges against alleged document thieves

Federal prosecutors said in court Friday that they're contemplating additional charges against two New York men accused in multistate thefts of historic documents uncovered this month when police said the pair targeted a Maryland museum.  more...

N.Y. collector, partner have bail reduced in historic-document theft case

Jason Savedoff may not have just stolen notable documents from the Maryland Historical Society, as police have charged, but prosecutors say he may have flushed at least one down a toilet as police closed in.  more...

Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states.  more...

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