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Hello, and thanks for submitting this question. The buyers have committed conversion of your personal property. Conversion is a civil wrong (tort) in which one converts another's property to his/her own use. Conversion includes holding onto such property which accidently comes into the convertor's (taker's) hands, or purposely giving the impression the assets belong to him. You have the right to sue for the return of your property or the value and loss of use of it. You might even present your situation to law enforcement authorities since conversion usually includes the crime of theft. In your particular case, it will be a judgment call by the prosecutor because the converter held legal title to the premises where they were located.
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