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    Slain tycoon left behind two wills

    Miami Subs and SunCruz founder Gus Boulis' latest will disinherits his wife from the legacy of millions.

    Compiled from Times wires

    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 16, 2001

    FORT LAUDERDALE -- Miami Subs and SunCruz founder Gus Boulis, who was killed in a gangland-style ambush, left behind two versions of his will.

    One will, filed Monday in Broward County Probate Court, hands over the Greek entrepreneur's riches to his spouse, Efronsini Boulis, and names her as executor of the estate. It was written about 10 years ago, several years before Efronsini Boulis filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage.

    The other document, written in 1999, leaves out Mrs. Boulis and gives his fortune to his four children and five nieces and nephews, the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

    Glenn Waldman, an attorney for Gus Boulis, said the second will also would be filed.

    Boulis, 51, who built a restaurant and gambling boat empire, was killed Feb. 6 when a gunman in a car fired into his BMW on an isolated Fort Lauderdale road. Police are still investigating.

    The 1999 will leaves Boulis' money to his four children -- two from his marriage and two from an 18-year relationship with Broward resident Margaret Hren -- and his nieces and nephews, according to the newspaper. It disinherits Efronsini Boulis, who filed for divorce in 1997 after finding out about the two children her husband had with Hren, the newspaper said.

    Hren, who filed a restraining order against Gus Boulis in 1998, is not named in the newer will, the newspaper said.

    Because Florida law entitles a surviving spouse to 30 percent of probate assets, Efronsini Boulis may have some rights to the money under the newer will, which likely would replace the older one.

    The size of the estate has not been determined. Court documents filed in June 1997 during the divorce proceedings say Boulis claimed a net worth more than $90-million. It was later changed to $47-million in 1998.

    In September, Boulis reportedly sold most of the SunCruz boats to a group of investors led by mattress telemarketing executive Adam Kidan, for $147-million.

    But the transaction quickly deteriorated into lawsuits, personal attacks and restraining orders after Boulis accused Kidan of failing to make prompt payments.

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