Barry Landau, who in July was accused, along with Jason Savedoff, of attempting to steal 60 historical documents from the Maryland Historical Society’s library, and who was later discovered to have paid suspicious visits to several other historical archives in the region, (often with cookies and cupcakes in tow) is back in the news.
After tracing the origins of thousands of documents removed from Landau’s Manhattan apartment, prosecutors have determined that around two hundred of them were obtained illegitimately from American museums and archives. Some may have come from the United Kingdom.
Ironically, Landau is now having a bit of trouble trying to unload valuables. According to a motion filed by his attorneys, Landau is seeking permission to sell off many of his assets, including knick knacks, antiques, and an Andy Warhol print (presumably got at legitimately), claiming that Landau is now broke.
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