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FBI Probing Document Thefts From Md. Historical Society

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now asking libraries and historical societies across the country to see if 63-year-old Barry Landau or a 24-year-old companion have been in their facilities.

The two men were charged with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of documents from the Maryland Historical Society after an employee spotted the companion slipping a paper into his bag July 9. Among the documents they're accused of stealing are some papers signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

Landau is a respected presidential historian and author who says he has worked for nine different presidents and has a collection of more than one million presidential artifacts.


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