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Trump Organization sues dead man's estate for $90,000

Todd Brassner died in his 50th floor Trump Tower apartment on April 7. The fire was caused by overloaded power strips inside his apartment.

The Trump Organization filed suit against the estate of a New York man who died in a fire inside his Trump Tower apartment earlier this year.

The late Todd Brassner, 67, owed $90,000 in unpaid maintenance fees to President Trump’s flagship building, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court civil action filed on Tuesday by Trump Organization lawyer Sonja Talesnik.

A firefighter looks out from the window of a damaged apartment in Trump Tower in New York on Saturday, April 7, 2018.Craig Ruttle / AP file

Brassner died on April 7 when flames broke out inside his 50th floor unit at 721 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan.

Trump, his wife and 12-year-old son, Barron, were in Washington D.C. when the fire broke out. Fire investigators determined the deadly blaze was an accident sparked by overloaded power strips inside Brassner's apartment.

The unit had no smoke detectors, but none are required by law for older units like Brassner's, which was built in 1983.

Brassner was an art aficionado and former art dealer for Andy Warhol.

Reps for Brassner's heirs could not be immediately reached for comment on Thursday.

Associated Press contributed.