A Frenchman living in Florida was charged with attempting to sell a Claude Monet painting and three other artworks stolen at gunpoint last year from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nice, France.

Bernard Jean Ternus, 55, offered the stolen paintings for sale at below-market prices, according to an indictment filed in Miami federal court. Ternus negotiated the sale for 3 million euros, or $4.8 million, court papers said. Last week, one of Monet's water lily paintings sold at a Christie's auction in London for almost $82 million.