Aguiar was battling mental illness and costly litigation with his uncle. His mother, Ellen, is making a claim to control his $100 million in assets. Northern Trust is now overseeing the bulk of the assets to provide income for Aguiar’s family.
He and his wife had marital troubles in 2011, when he filed for divorce. But Scherer said the two had reconciled before his death.
Guma Aguiar had four kids and was a generous donor to Jewish and Isreali causes. Scherer said that Aguiar often spent wildly during his trips to Israel. For instance, he would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on personal security.
While Scherer said there is a remote chance that his spending in Israel was channeled to a special account for a life in hiding, he said Auiar was often in a psychotic or manic state during these spending binges.
“It certainly doesn’t look like” he was hoarding cash for later, the lawyer said.
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