I have written a couple of times recently about the arrest of the self-styled “America’s Presidential Historian,” Barry Landau. He and his reported accomplice, Jason Savedoff, are accused of stealing historic documents from the Maryland Historical Society with a value of more than $100,000. Police also found a Benjamin Franklin letter belonging to the New-York Historical Society in his apartment. Police have since found documents from the National Archives, Connecticut Historical Society, and Vassar College in a locker linked to Landau and Savedoff and there is evidence Landau sold stolen documents for $35,000 to a dealer.
In the above picture, Barry Landau (with the beard) is shown with former President Gerald Ford, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Philip.
Now the Washington Post has published a lengthy article about "Who is Barry Landau?" It appears that he is not what he appeared to be. You can read more at http://goo.gl/Adgnw.
You can also view Barry Landau's web site at http://www.barryhlandau.com/.
My thanks to Claire Bettag for telling me about the latest article in the Washington Post.
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