The AG would love the authorized charges paid by Robert Indiana’s property to be returned
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine attorney general says the Robert Indiana estate overpayed seven law firms and wants the estate to get back $ 3.7 million, according to a court case on Monday.
The estate’s personal agent, James Brannan, denies having to ask the law firms to return the funds, the Portland Press Herald reported.
His attorney responded to the filing on Wednesday, saying the attorney general’s office was responsible for telling companies that they need to return the money, the newspaper reported.
The attorney general declined to say more about why they believe Brannan is responsible for the overpayments, the newspaper reported.
Indiana is the creator of the “LOVE” series and spent the last decades of his life on Vinalhaven Island, 25 kilometers from Rockland, Maine. He died nearly three years ago, despite intertwined legal disputes delaying the creation of a museum in his home, funded by his estate.
Law firms based in Maine and New York received $ 8.4 million from Brannan, an investigation by the Attorney General’s office.
The office has announced that it is still reviewing the personal agent fees Brannan charged the estate. The newspaper reported that they amounted to at least $ 1 million.
The Associated Press