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No, this is not legal. In fact, it could be a crime. My first course of action would be to call the police, because this is likely a theft. Second, you can start a civil proceeding to: a) demand an accounting of the estate; or b) have him removed executor. As an executor, he has an obligation to provide an accounting of the estate to the estate beneficiaries. Failure to do so - and certainly theft from the estate - is grounds for a judge to remove him and replace him with a new executor.
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