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Your Mama Hears…

…from Candy Catoutofthebag that the pending civil trial brought against Beverly Hills real estate agent Josh Flagg for an alleged art heist has been put on hold to make way for an investigation by the City Attorney and the FBI. That’s right, the FBI. Your Mama did a little investigation of our own and managed to get the rumor affirmed by someone other that Miss Catoutofthebag who sits close to the situation and requested anonymity.

The children will recall that young, scruffy and heavy-lidded Mister Flagg, who appeared on the second season of the Bravo’s real estate train wreck Million Dollar Listing, was accused of and publicly pilloried for allegedly stealing expensive artwork right out of a deeluxe property owned by the estate of Marcia Israel that he had been hired to list and sale.

Certain items belonging to the estate–reported to include Jade sculptures and paintings by Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso–were indeed found in Mister Flagg’s possession and in fact several of the object in questions were reportedly photographed by an investigator through the windows of Mister Flagg’s Beverly Hills abode. At least some if not all of the artwork found in Mister Flagg’s possession have been returned to the estate of Miz Israel. Interstingly, at the time of his arrest Mister Flagg’s attorney claimed there was nothing to be done about the matter because any statute of limitations had done run out. Of course, we do not know a law book from a recipe but that does not sound to Your Mama like he was claiming his client is innocent.

Marcia Israel was a beloved gal about Beverly Hills who started a Los Angeles based chain of inexpensive clothing stores called Judy’s. Miz Israel sold her little retail empire in 1989 for an impressive $32,000,000 to a Hong Kong based operation.

Mister Flagg was released on bail and continues to list pricey properties all over Los Angeles and is currently filming the third season Million Dollar Listing along with his hairtastic nemesis Chad Rogers and Malibu’s Madison Hildebrand.

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