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Mmm nothing like some corruption in the morning. Over at the Examiner, Emily Babay reports that the high-ranking National Archives official who got caught last October after selling a 1937 Babe Ruth recording for $34.74 just pleaded guilty.

$34.74! Because of a single, rather cheap eBay sale, Leslie Charles Waffen, a 40-year Archives employee, had his home raided. There, investigators found $30,000 worth of the Archives’ sound recordings. According to the plea agreement, Waffen will face up to 10 years in prison.

Update: Our own Arts Desk noted yesterday that the raid happened after a government audit noted that the Archives were vulnerable.

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