Wednesday, April 04, 2007

U.S. National Archives Intern Sold Stolen Civil War Papers on eBay

An AP newswire article, via MSNBC, reports that:

A 40-year-old intern with the National Archives pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing 164 Civil War documents, including an official announcement of President Lincoln’s death, and putting most of them up for sale on eBay.

Prosecutors said Denning McTague, who has master’s degrees in history and library science, put about 150 of the documents online and had sold about half of them.

All but three of the items, worth an estimated $30,000 in all, have since been recovered.

More here.


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