Missing millionaire's family fighting over fortune
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Some close family members of a millionaire who disappeared at sea appeared in court to fight over his assets.
Guma Aguiar's wife and mother appeared in court Thursday afternoon to debate over who should take control of his millions. As soon as the hearing started, Aguiar's wife, Jamie, broke down.
Aguiar's mother, Ellen Aguiar, and her team of attorneys are trying to keep his millions away from her daughter-in-law. "Just before leaving on his boat, Mr. Aguiar had a conversation with his mother, where he told her that he was told by his wife that she will be filing for divorce in the morning," said the mother's attorney.
On June 19, Aguiar was seen on surveillance video pacing outside his home. Later that day, a different camera captured him in the water with his boat near Port Everglades. Hours later, his 31-foot fishing boat washed ashore, and he was nowhere to be found.
Before the Coast Guard finished their search, Ellen filed a petition to get control of her son's assets.
Jamie said she and her four kids should have control of the money. Her attorney questioned if Aguiar really fell overboard and made a comment about Aguiar's mother.
Ellen is hoping a third party will control her son's assets until they know exactly what happened to Aguiar.
Police are classifying the millionaire as missing, not dead.
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