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Lawyer says client illegally arrested in document theft case
Lawyer says client illegally arrested in document theft case

A collector charged with conspiring to steal valuable historic documents taken from museums in Maryland and several other states is alleging that he was illegally arrested in Baltimore by city officers who lacked enough evidence to place him in custody. Barry H. Landau, a well-known Manhattan collector, argues in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore that it was his companion, Jason James Savedoff, who had sole possession of documents police found in a locker at the Maryland Historical Society in July. The defense attorney, Andrew C. White, said in the court filing that officials at the society "did not observe Mr. Landau acting suspiciously, and he did not have any...

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