Death of Raymond Scott

March 14, 2012
London, England

UK man jailed over stolen Shakespeare folio dies
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CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A flamboyant, unemployed antiques dealer jailed for handling a stolen first edition of Shakespeare's plays has died, Britain's Prison Service said Wednesday.

Raymond Scott, 55, was serving an 8-year term at Northumberland Prison for possessing the rare volume of plays.

The prison service said Scott, who passed himself off as a wealthy playboy prior to his conviction, was pronounced dead after being found unconscious in...

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