Complaints Rise Against Kinkade Art Company

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Federal investigators are contemplating a case against painter Thomas Kinkade and his company.

The investigation stems from charges filed by former dealers of the painter, who charge that Kinkade's company used its family values rhetoric to induce them into opening galleries, but ruined them financially through unfair business practices.

Melissa Block talks with Los Angeles Times staff writer Kim Christensen

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