History Buzz February 7, 2012: Barry Landau: Professional Hobnobbing Historian Seizes Art From Maryland

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Barry Landau: Professional Hobnobbing Historian Seizes Art From Maryland

A presidential historian is expected to plead guilty in a case in which he is accused of stealing documents signed by leading figures throughout western history.

Barry Landau, a New York City author and collector, is accused of taking documents from the Maryland Historical Society and conspiring to steal documents from that institution and others in the Northeast with his 24-year-old assistant, Jason Savedoff, who pleaded guilty in October.

Landau was on Martha Stewart in 2007, to promote his book The President’s Table, about the history of entertaining in the White House

The 63-year-old previously pleaded not guilty, but a rearraignment hearing scheduled Tuesday indicates he will change his plea. Prosecutors and his attorney have refused to comment….READ MORE

Related:

Barry H. Landau: Held in Document Theft, ‘America’s Presidential Historian’ Faces New Scrutiny

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