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2 Years ago art was loaned to the person who now claims it as their own. 2 months ago they claimed ownership. FYI this art has a book value of about $850,000.
One month ago we demanded the return of the work. I have checked with Just Answer before and was told that upon demand they must return the work to a place I designate, at their expense and in the condition it was when borrowed.
I want to know if going forward we can now say it has been stolen (that might shake them up) or that we no longer want it back and we full demand payment.
She wants today it is compensation for money she spent during our 5 year relationship… but I sent money too and there are no written agreements regarding this. Even if there were the amounts do not come close to the value of the art
Actually this applies to several pieces of art. We may be ready to file a replvine action this thursday but it occurred to me that maybe we could file a criminal complaint to heat this up as they are just stalling hoping to run up my legal bills… she has lots of money and has a history of fighting others like this.
So I have a possible criminal complaint.
What if I decided instead to just say now I don't want the art back. I want you to pay me for it and if you do I will leave you alone on the criminal side.
But also how do you file a criminal complaint … do I just go to the police station and follow the prompts.. and what if I also want to do this in Chicago…. same thing… and finally then what happens to her (them)?
okay but some of this crime was committed in Ill. because some of the art is there… so how do I file something there?
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