WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin man is accusing a Hawaiian art gallery of selling him more than $100,000 worth of forged John Lennon memorabilia.
David Petersen of Waukesha says the galleries duped him into believing 14 sketches were drawn by the late Beatles member.
He has filed a federal lawsuit seeking at least $130,000 in damages.
The lawsuit names the owners of Celebrities Galleries of Kihei, Hawaii, along with a gallery employee and a Honolulu insurance company.
The gallery owners didn't return phone or e-mail messages from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The 56-year-old Petersen says the gallery knew the works were fake but still worked to persuade him they were authentic.