A retired lawyer who federal authorities say negotiated to sell paintings allegedly stolen by a former client, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was arrested at Logan Airport in Boston as he got off a plane from France.

Robert R. Mardirosian, 72, of Falmouth, Mass., and St. Paule de Vence, France, was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court with possessing, concealing, storing and attempting to sell stolen goods, U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan announced.