A federal grand jury indicted a presidential historian and his assistant for stealing and selling historical documents from museums in New York and Baltimore.
The arrests of a presidential historian and his assistant on charges of stealing documents worth millions from the Maryland Historical Society have other groups nationwide checking the security of their archives.
On Thursday the FBI searched the Manhattan apartment of Barry Landau. He’s one of two suspects locked up in the Baltimore City Detention Center accused of stealing important and expensive documents from the Maryland Historical Society.
An attorney for a presidential historian charged with the theft of such library treasures as papers signed by Abraham Lincoln and invitations to inaugural balls says there is no evidence against his client and he shouldn’t have been denied bail.