Jul 12, 2011

Presidential Historian Charged With Trying To Steal Rare Documents from Maryland Museum

(NewsCore) A presidential historian was held without bail Tuesday after being accused of stealing documents worth millions of dollars from the Maryland Historical Society, including some signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Barry H. Landau, 63, is considered one of the foremost collectors of presidential memorabilia and artifacts.
Police say he and 24-year-old Jason Savedoff, both of New York City, attended a reviewing of historical papers at the museum Saturday where they attempted to steal a number of documents, The Baltimore Sun reported. Continued