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Rare book leaf thief gets two years

Two years in the big house seems rather light for this rare book vandalizer? It probably will be one of those white collar prisons filled with dodgy accountants, executives from Enron and politicians who drink and drive. I imagine Farhad Hakimzadeh, an academic and publisher, won’t be given a prison library card. When investigators examined […]

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The millionaire book thief

The story of the day is from the UK’s Daily Mail…. A multi-millionaire businessman is facing jail for stealing hundreds of pages from rare ancient books worth £500,000 to store in his personal book collection. Iranian-born Farhad Hakimzadeh, 60, expertly cut the pages from treasured travel chronicles stored at the British Library in London and […]

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