Judge appoints 2 attorneys in missing millionaire's case
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida judge has appointed two attorneys to control a missing millionaire's fortune until further investigation.
A judge appointed two attorneys to manage Guma Aguiar's assets Tuesday. One of the attorneys who was appointed is Fort Lauderdale's mayor, Jack Seiler.
Aguiar's wife and mother appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to argue over who should control Aguiar's assets.
There is some speculation surrounding Aguiar's disappearance, including if he might have faked his own death to keep his wife away from his millions. His mother, Ellen, denied the accusations in court and said she does not know where her son is.
Aguiar has several assets in the United States and in Israel.
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.
Police are classifying the millionaire as missing, not dead.
Attorneys for Aguiar's mother said he made it very clear that if anything ever happened to him, he would want his mother to control his assets.
Aguiar is worth an estimated $80 million.
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