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Bail review set for historian charged with theft

A presidential historian charged with stealing millions of dollars in documents from the Maryland Historical Society is getting a bail review.

Hearings for 63-year-old Barry Landau and his assistant, 24-year-old Jason Savedoff, both of New York City, are set for Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The men were arrested earlier this month after authorities say a historical society employee saw Savedoff walk a document out of the library. They’re charged with theft over $100,000.

Investigators say they found 60 historical documents, many of them signed out by Landau, inside a locker Savedoff was using at the library. The documents include papers signed by President Abraham Lincoln worth $300,000 and presidential inaugural ball invitations and programs worth $500,000.

Landau’s attorney rejects the charges. Savedoff’s attorney could not be reached for comment.