French historian stole US dog tags to sell on eBay, allegedly - DETAILS

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His name is Antonin Dehays and he's a 32-year-old French historian. For more than two years he's been visiting our National Archives and now he's accused of stealing the dog tags of dead American heroes, selling many of them on eBay.

“The theft of our history should anger any citizen,” the Archivist of the United States David Ferriero said Tuesday in a statement, “but as a veteran I am shocked at allegations that a historian would show such disregard for records and artifacts documenting those captured or killed in World War II.”

If convicted, prosecutors say, Dehays could face up to a decade in prison.


Read more at the Washington Post

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