Radio talker Neil Rogers would be reeling – if he could.
Lawyers got a nice chunk of change, too.
So much for the fight for the cash among several of his friends!
Rogers, who was 68 when he died on Christmas Eve 2010, didn’t seem to be much for estate planning.
“He spent too much time at the horse track,” said Norman Kent, his agent and executor or the estate. “At least, he spent a lot of his money. He had $4 million four years ago.”
In all, about $500,000 from Rogers have been poured into Uncle Sam’s coffers while $100,000 is being paid to trustees and lawyers.
“Neil cashed in taxable annuities,” Kent said.
The long arm of the government unwittingly settled a dispute between several Rogers friends, each producing competing wills.
What’s more Rogers’ infatuation with a 21-year-old man in Toronto, where Rogers lived when he wasn’t in Plantation, cost him $700,000 for a new house.
“There’s nothing left,” Kent said.