Former Librarian And Bookseller Plead Guilty To Stealing And Trafficking Rare Books

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A former librarian and a bookseller are pleading guilty to stealing and trafficking rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

 Gregory Priore and John Schulman pleaded guilty to theft and other charges in court Monday morning.

Priore, who oversaw the rare books room at the Carnegie Library, stole prints, maps and books, handing them off to Schulman to resell them.

Several hundred items worth more than $8 million were taken in a scheme going back to the 1990s.

Priore and Schulman have a sentencing hearing in April.

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