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Toronto artist says he lost $2M in stolen paintings, forged mortgage to alleged fraudster killed last week

Toronto artist says he lost M in stolen paintings, forged mortgage to alleged fraudster killed last week

Alijan Alijanpour met Arash Missaghi when Missaghi commissioned a Persian miniature painting of his late mother for $50,000 a decade ago. Missaghi paid for that commission and a few more — earning the internationally renowned Iranian Canadian artist’s trust. But since then, Alijanpour, 68, alleges Missaghi stole his life’s work: 38 paintings, worth more than a million dollars combined and …