On Sept. 17, 1787 members of the Constitutional Convention completed their work. The myth of the historical coverage of this 100-day tour de force is that the confab would make for a good Hollywood movie, highlighted by an articulate and handsome lead cast, a spirit of unanimity and good will, and minor characters dedicated to attendance and hard work. The reality, on the other hand, is quite the opposite.
Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore — than previously thought, according to the National Archives inspector general, who says his investigators have uncovered new evidence.
Barry H. Landau pleads guilty in federal court to stealing historic documents from museums in several states including Maryland. Meanwhile, the Maryland Historic Society is having a news conference in which staffer who caught Landau is speaking for the first time.
Attorney for Barry Landau, charged in the document theft case, is asking that a federal judge suppress evidence seized against him alleging city police illegally arrested him. The attorneys says it was Landau's associate that had all the illegal documents.