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Historian seeks to suppress evidence in theft case

A presidential historian charged in Maryland with conspiring to steal documents from U.S. archives is seeking to suppress evidence found at his Manhattan apartment. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, Barry Landau’s attorney argues that the ...

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Accused historian seeks to sell assets

A presidential historian charged with conspiring to steal documents from archives throughout the Northeast is asking for court permission to sell artwork and other valuables to cover his living expenses, according to a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court. ...

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Judge OKs historian’s release; prosecutors appeal

A federal judge says he will allow a presidential historian charged in an alleged plot to steal valuable documents to return to his New York apartment, but the release is on hold while prosecutors appeal the decision. Prosecutor James Warwick ...

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Presidential historian indicted on federal charges

A federal grand jury indicted a presidential historian and his assistant for stealing and selling historical documents from museums in New York and Baltimore. Initial appearances for the pair were scheduled Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The two ...

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FBI seeks libraries’ help in document theft probe

After police charged two men, including a presidential historian, with stealing millions of dollars in documents from the Maryland Historical Society, the FBI is asking other libraries and historical societies if the men have accessed their special collections and valuable ...

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N.Y. men charged in Maryland presidential artifacts theft

A published presidential historian was one of two men caught with millions of dollars in documents from the Maryland Historical Society, including some signed by President Abraham Lincoln, according to court documents. Baltimore police charged Barry Landau, 63, and Jason ...

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