Bail Set for Historian in Maryland Historical Society Document Theft Case

Posted by admin on Jul 27, 2011

A presidential historian charged with stealing millions of dollars in documents from the Maryland Historical Society has had his bail set at $500,000. Hearings for 63-year-old Barry Landau and his assistant, 24-year-old Jason Savedoff, both of New York City, were held Tuesday in Baltimore Circuit Court. Savedoff’s bail was set at $750,000.

Investigators say they found 60 historical documents, many of them signed out by Landau, inside a locker Savedoff was using at the library.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

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