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Friday, June 22, 2012

Guma Aguiar: His MOTHER files to be guardian of $100million assets... not his wife

Guma Aguiar and his wife Jamie
Ellen Aguiar pictured with her missing son Guma's boat, has filed a legal petition in a Florida court to control his $100 million fortune independent of Mr Aguiar's wife

* Missing Guma Aguiar transferred primary guardianship over his personal property 'in the event of my incapacity' from his wife to his mother in May
* His wife Jamie Aguiar is not listed court documents in any event as a beneficiary of his wealth
* His mother, Ellen Aguiar has said he may still be alive in a state of psychosis
* Sold lucrative energy company in 2006 for reported $2.55billion
* Has been in bitter legal battle with uncle and company co-founder over allegations Aguiar claimed to be the Messiah

The Coast Guard has suspended its 70-hour search for the the wealthy Brazilian-born, Jewish philanthropist who has been missing since his empty motorboat washed ashore in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday

Having searched 1,523 square miles, or roughly an area the size of Rhode Island, the search for 35-year-old Guma Aguiar, the founder of a Texas-based energy company worth billions was called off at 9.p.m on Thursday.

In addition, his mother Ellen Aguiar and not his wife Jamie, has filed a petition to control his $100 million fortune saying her son 'disappeared as the result of mental derangement or other mental cause' or disappeared 'under circumstances indicating that he may have died, either naturally, accidentally or at the hands of another'

Mrs Aguiar, of Pompano Beach, Florida claimed that her son's cellphone and wallet were found on the boat by police according to the files submitted to court reported the Sun Sentinel.

The petition filed at Broward County Clerk of Courts also states that Aguiar is on probation after pleading no contest in February to charges that relate to a domestic violence case.

The legal petition to control his assets lists a $50 million investment portfolio, $15 million in cash and $35 million in Israeli real estate.

'There is an imminent danger that the property of the absentee is in danger of being wasted, misappropriated or lost unless immediate action is taken because the absentee has disappeared … and assets must be protected from waste and/or dissipation,' the petition states.

Mrs Aguiar is looking to control his fortune to support his wife and son's, to manage his properties and to pay his employees salaries.

His home in Fort Lauderdale is valued at $5 million, he has seven cars valued at $1.1 million, and a yacht that is valued at $2.1 million states Mrs Aguiar's petition.

Speaking to CNN this morning, Mrs Aguiar was unequivocal that her son was having difficulty coping with life.

'He was struggling, he was under tremendous pressures that would not cease,' said Mrs Aguiar.

'And those of us who were very concerned reached out to parties essentially begging them to mitigate him from some of the pressures and allow him to take a break.'

In 2006, Aguiar sold his company, Leor Energy, for a reported $2.55billion. Since the sale of the company, he and his uncle, Thomas Kaplan, have been in a bitter legal battle.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Kaplan accused Aguiar of believing he was the Messiah. His nephew shot back, saying the allegation was slanderous and that he never made such a claim.

‘People have said what an amazing accomplishment it was that I started a company at 26 from nothing, and built it up to be so successful,’ he told the Sun-Sentinel in 2009.

‘When I sold the company, I gave credit to God.’

He was also forcibly admitted to an Israeli psychiatric ward in 2010 after he fell victim to what his family would later call ‘psychological terrorism.’

They released a statement at the time saying he ‘has been subjected for a prolonged period of time to intensive emotional pressures caused by malicious court cases in the United States concerning past business deals with his uncle.’

The 35-year-old energy magnate is believed to have left his home at around 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday night to take his private boat out and has not been seen since.

According to Rabbi Moshe Meir Lipszyc of Chabad Lubavitch, Aguiar’s family is ‘completely devastated.’ He told WPTV: ‘We are hoping and praying for a miracle. We are hoping if he fell off the boat, that he was able to swim to shore.’

Included in the Coast Guard’s search were two boats, a helicopter and ground crews.

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