Pa. ex-librarian, bookseller plead in theft of rare books

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County prosecutors said some charges were withdrawn in exchange for the pleas

A gavel and books sitting on a wooden table.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former librarian and a bookseller have pleaded guilty in the theft of rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in a years-long scheme.

Gregory Priore, former manager of the rare books room, pleaded guilty Monday to theft and receiving stolen property.

John Schulman, the owner of Caliban Book Shop, pleaded guilty to theft by deception, receiving stolen property and forgery.

Allegheny County prosecutors said some charges were withdrawn in exchange for the pleas. But a spokesman said the deal contains no agreement on sentencing, which is scheduled for April 17 for both defendants.

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