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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Is Lantigua Dead or Alive?

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The U.S. embassy in Caracas said former finance executive and Circle K Furniture owner Jose Lantigua died in April when traveling in Venezuela.  His estate, including his two furniture stores in Jacksonville, is being broken up to settle nearly $10 million in unpaid bills.

The Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company now refuses to pay out an estimated $2.5 million life insurance policy, claiming Lantigua is alive and living in Venezuela.  Creditors are waiting for Hartford to back up its claim that Lantigua is still alive. 

See Steve Patterson, Did Duval Businessman Fake His Death, Leave Millions in Bills Unpaid?, The Florida Times-Union, Oct. 30, 2013.


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Turns out he IS alive and just arrested in Buncombe County, NC with his wife. http://tinyurl.com/k69pjv8

Posted by: Richard | Mar 21, 2015 5:30:45 PM

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