New Yorker pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

By REUTERS
October 27, 2011 22:11

WASHINGTON - A New York man pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing valuable historical documents, including copies of speeches by Franklin Roosevelt and a land grant document signed by Abraham Lincoln.

Jason Savedoff, 24, pleaded guilty to stealing the documents and conspiracy to steal them. He worked with a noted presidential historian in the scheme, Barry Landau, who is accused of selling some of the items for thousands of dollars.

Charges are pending against Landau who has pleaded not guilty. He was accused of selling four reading copies of speeches by Roosevelt for $35,000, according to the indictment filed in July.


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