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The Theodore Roosevelt Association accused past director Edward Renehan of stealing Association documents and he’s criminally charged.

Renehan’s publicist responds saying he is bipolar, and claiming that in past internal thefts the Association has quietly done deals, letting a office manager who allegedly embezzled $100,000 walk with a promise of future restitution.

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Enraging the TRA president, who told Newsday “…Mr. Renehan misappropriated Theodore Roosevelt Association property and now has inappropriately disclosed confidential information.”

Leading Renehan’s attorney to tell Newsday the leak was “unauthorized by myself or by Ed Renehan.”

Which is true – Renehan’s publicist did it. And none to fastidiously. Newsday says some 20 people received an email detailing the allegations, and your humble correspondent was among those blessed. But Renehan has removed the reference to the publicist from his web site, so everyone should be happy now! He’s also demoted his Roosevelt book “The Lion’s Pride” to a mention of it’s audio-book, although it is still in print.

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