For Dealer, Stolen Maps Point Way to JailBreaking News
One of the hardest-hit institutions was the New York Public Library, which lost 32 maps, but rare book collections in Boston, Chicago and London were also victims, according to federal prosecutors.
The admissions by the map dealer, Edward Forbes Smiley III, came roughly one year after he was caught with five rare maps in his briefcase and tweed jacket minutes after leaving Yale University's rare-book library. A video surveillance system showed him removing a map valued at $150,000 from a book.
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