Guma Kaplan Aguiar, an energy mogul and millionaire, has been missing for two weeks since his yacht washed ashore in Florida.Now his wife Jamie wants to sell their yacht and mansion, worth $17 million, ABC News’ Christine Ng reports.
Jamie’s lawyer says she needs to sell the assets so she can conserve funds for the couple’s four children. She and her mother-in-law Ellen have been insulting each other through court papers, calling each other “liars” and “greedy,” according to Ng.
Aguiar, 35, is the CEO of Leor Energy. In 2006, he became a multi-millionaire after he and his uncle, Thomas Kaplan sold the Texas-based energy company’s principal assets for a reported $2.5 billion, according to the Associated Press. The pair have been in a legal battle over the division of their profits for years.
Aguiar’s uncle Thomas Kaplan, who was tangled up in law suits with the missing millionaire, has suggested that he is alive and has asked the court preserve any electronic data related to Aguiar’s disappearance, including any communication between Guma and Ellen Aguiar.
Aguiar has said that he feared that his uncle was trying to kill him because of their business dispute. In a 2010 court document, Kaplan’s legal team disputed those accusations.
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