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$5 Million Tug of War

Israel and recluse's relatives battle in court over fortune willed by immigrant.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/5_million_tug_of_war_20020913

The question in Orange County Superior Court is: Did the Israeli government con Simon Lechtuz, an apparently penniless recluse, out of $5 million by reneging on a deal to bury him in the Jewish State, or are relatives of the lifelong bachelor trying to divvy up the unexpected fortune of a man they reportedly ignored while he was alive?

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