Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case

28 Oct 2011 8:21 AM | Anonymous

Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case
Canadian citizen admits stealing dozens of national treasures with alleged accomplice
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun
7:07 p.m. EDT, October 27, 2011
Less than four months after a Maryland Historical Society employee uncovered a cultural property heist called "truly breathtaking" by national archivists, one of the men charged in the scheme has pleaded guilty.

Jason James Savedoff, 24, admitted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore that he and co-defendant Barry H. Landau, 63, conspired to steal and sell valuable historic documents from museums in several states, including Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

He could receive a maximum of 15 years in prison and fines of up to $500,000 at his sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 10. Landau, a well-known Manhattan collector, is awaiting trial and is now confined to his New York apartment, which he once shared with Savedoff. He is granted limited leave under electronic monitoring.,0,3864443,full.story

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