Leslie Waffen

Leslie Waffen

Former National Archives Employee Sentenced 18 Months For Theft

The Maryland man entrusted to protect and care for historical items in the National Archives has been sentenced for stealing and selling them.

05/03/2012

(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Amateur Sleuth Helps Stop National Archives Thefts

When J. David Goldin saw the recorded interview of baseball great Babe Ruth for sale on eBay he knew something was wrong. There was only one original record of that 1937 interview of Ruth on a hunting trip, and Goldin had donated it to a government archive more than 30 years ago. Now someone was auctioning it off, the winning bid just $34.75.

05/03/2012

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