Buffalo Man Charged with Stealing Historical Documents

29 May 2013 9:49 AM | Anonymous

Buffalo Man Charged with Stealing Historical Documents

U.S. Attorney’s Office
May 28, 2013  Western District of New York
(716) 843-5700

BUFFALO, NYundefinedU.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Daniel J. Witek, 50 of Buffalo, New York, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with mail fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant is associated with various museums and libraries in Western New York. Witek is accused of stealing at least five historical letters from the Buffalo History Museum. The defendant then tried to sell the letters to Lion Heart Autographs in New York City.


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