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A once-crumbling Esplanade Avenue mansion that dates back to 1859 is now at the center of a film tax credit scheme. A couple movie producers scooped up the Marigny property in 2007 for $1.7 million with plans to turn the 10,617-square-foot space into a post-production film studio. After filing (and receiving) $1,132,480 in Louisiana film tax credits in 2009, then allegedly selling "those credits to others for profit," according to the indictment, the duo has been charged with conspiracy and wire fraud. [NOLA.com]