Here’s what J.Tucker Martin, the director of communications for Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, says about the AG’s involvement in the possible art disposals from the Maier Museum:
Our office has been in contact with counsel for both sides of this issue, the college and the alumnae. We will continue to stay in contact with them, and in fact Attorney General McDonnell has tasked the Chief Deputy Attorney General with this.
However, traditionally, the role of this office in such situations is limited. In Virginia the Office of the Attorney General has two basic functions when it comes to charitable trusts: We ensure that they are handled legally, and that any proceeds from properly conducted transactions remain in the Commonwealth.
This is quite different from the role that attorneys general in a small number of other states (New York, for example) play in charitable trusts, which is far more active.
Not much help there, it appears.