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After guilty plea from collector, a hunt for stolen documents’ owners

A guilty plea from a presidential memorabilia collector and author in a scheme to steal from unsuspecting archives for profit leaves investigators with a hunt for the owners of thousands of documents. More than 10,000 documents were seized from Barry ...

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Presidential historian pleads guilty to document theft scheme

A memorabilia collector and self-styled expert on presidential history pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to steal thousands of documents signed by leaders throughout U.S. history. Barry Landau, whose knowledge of the White House earned him appearances on network morning shows, ...

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Guilty plea expected in presidential historian’s theft case

A presidential historian is expected to plead guilty in a case in which he is accused of stealing documents signed by leading figures throughout western history. Barry Landau, a New York City author and collector, is accused of taking documents ...

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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 presidential historian allowed to return home

A federal judge in Maryland is allowing a presidential historian charged with conspiring to steal valuable documents to return to his New York City apartment with GPS monitoring and no Internet access. A judge on Friday denied an appeal of ...

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Presidential historian to remain in custody

A presidential historian charged in a conspiracy to steal documents from archives in several states will remain in federal custody while authorities search his New York City apartment again. Barry Landau’s attorney says a hearing on Landau’s release will be ...

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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A federal grand jury indicted a presidential historian and his assistant for stealing and selling historical documents from museums in New York and Baltimore.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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