Urooj Khan is the Chicago man who died of cyanide poisoning after winning $1 million in the lottery. He had dinner with his wife, father in law, and his teen daughter from a previous marriage the night before he died although his wife and father in law did not allegedly eat the meal. He did not have a will. The Cook County Probate Court has frozen his dry cleaning businesses while it determines whether they are part of his estate or were transferred to his widow via other agreements.
1. A document disposing of assets at death would have to comply with the requirements for executing a will.
2. Exceptions to the will requirement would be a buy sell agreement or provisions within an LLC operating agreement. However, in this case that would suppose that Mr. Khan’s wife was a business partner with him.
3. It has been more than six months and no arrests have been made in the death by cyanide where the wife and father in law did not eat the same meal and stood to benefit from the new windfall? Agatha Christie novels are not this obvious.