Attorneys for San Francisco real estate mogul say art worth millions less

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There has been a major development in the case of a San Francisco real estate tycoon, convicted of art fraud.

Attorneys on both sides agreed in federal court Wednesday that the art in question is worth far less than the $11 million previously thought, In fact, experts testified that paintings originally valued at $7 million are actually fake.

Developer Luke Brugnara, convicted in May of refusing to pay for the artwork, will be sentenced next month, although his lawyers are pushing for a new trial.

As the ABC7 News I-Team first showed us last week, Brugnara, escaped from federal custody at one point, but was later recaptured.

Read the I-Team's exclusive interview with "Lucky Luke" Brugnara here
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