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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's deputy secretary for public safety prosecuted big Syracuse art theft

Andrew Cuomo appointed Elizabeth Glazer on Tuesday to be his deputy secretary for public safety. In 1990, Glazer was a federal prosecutor in New York City who prosecuted the two men who stole the Scarab Vase from the Everson Museum of Art. The vase, shown here, is the jewel of the Everson’s collection. The FBI recovered the Scarab Vase and it remains on display at the Syracuse museum.Syracuse, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary for public safety is the prosecutor who put behind bars two thieves who stole Syracuse’s most famous work of art, the Scarab Vase, from the Everson Museum of Art. Cuomo announced today he was appointing Elizabeth Glazer as his deputy secretary for public safety.In February 1989, when the Scarab Vase was stolen from the Everson, Glazer was an assistant U.S. attorney in New York City.The Scarab Vase was the jewel in the Everson’s ceramics collection and a piece that the museum’s director called the Mona Lisa of American ceramics.
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