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A. Alfred Taubman, mall magnate jailed in auction scandal, dies at 91
A. Alfred Taubman, mall magnate jailed in auction scandal, dies at 91

Shopping mall magnate A. Alfred Taubman, who developed the Beverly Center and was a past owner of the Irvine Co. — and who went to prison late in his career for his role in a scandal that rocked the art auction world — died Friday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was 91. The cause was a heart attack, his son Robert Taubman said in a statement. Taubman Centers, the company A. Alfred Taubman founded, is one of the top mall owners and operators in the country, specializing in higher-end locales. Its current Southern California properties are the Beverly Center in Los Angeles and the Gardens on El Paseo and El Paseo Village in Palm Desert. Taubman, who was personally...

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