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April 28, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was almost midnight on April 19, 1988, when Sharla Desens, night supervisor of the UC Riverside library, saw a custodian coming toward her, escorting a wiry, dark-haired man in a loose-fitting suit. Custodian Richard Hanley said he had found the man in the locked rare books collection on the third floor--twice. The first time, the man said he was looking for a lost notebook. Then he reappeared as if from nowhere. Hanley took him in tow and came looking for Desens.
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April 14, 1992 | Associated Press
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of a man tried for stealing and defacing thousands of rare books from collections around the country. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last year's conviction in Des Moines of Stephen Blumberg. He was sentenced to 71 months in prison and fined $200,000.
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April 14, 1992 | Associated Press
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of a man tried for stealing and defacing thousands of rare books from collections around the country. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last year's conviction in Des Moines of Stephen Blumberg. He was sentenced to 71 months in prison and fined $200,000.
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April 28, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was almost midnight on April 19, 1988, when Sharla Desens, night supervisor of the UC Riverside library, saw a custodian coming toward her, escorting a wiry, dark-haired man in a loose-fitting suit. Custodian Richard Hanley said he had found the man in the locked rare books collection on the third floor--twice. The first time, the man said he was looking for a lost notebook. Then he reappeared as if from nowhere. Hanley took him in tow and came looking for Desens.
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June 4, 1995 | FRED BRUNING, NEWSDAY
Charles Merrill Mount is an author, painter and self-described "Edwardian gentleman" who holds history and art in high esteem. In 1987, the law got less of his respect. Mount sold 25 items--including nine letters by the 19th-Century artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, famous for a portrait of his mother--to a bookstore in Boston. A few weeks after the $20,000 transaction, Mount tried to peddle notes by Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. This time, federal agents were waiting.
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