Thursday, August 04, 2011

Landau Accused of More Thefts

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports today that "historian" Barry Landau is now accused of stealing documents from the FDR Presidential Research Library and Museum in Hyde Park, including seven speeches signed by FDR.

A bail hearing for Landau is to be held today; his accomplice, Jason Savedoff, is currently out on $250,000 bail. The pair were indicted by a federal grand jury in Baltimore on 28 July; an FBI press release notes that the indictment covers the thefts from the FDR Library, the New-York Historical Society, and the Maryland Historical Society.

The investigation is ongoing, and I suspect there are more shoes yet to drop.

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