Attorney: Deal aids poisoned lotto winner's widow

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Associated Press

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 3:07 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer who represents the widow of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery says most of the businessman's $2 million estate should go to his client.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported (http://bit.ly/TSuYZX) Thursday that attorney Al-Haroon Husain showed an agreement signed by Urooj Khan months before his death that names his wife, Shabana Ansari, as benefactor for his interest in a dry cleaning operation.

The deal was signed May 2, 2012, said Husain, who is representing Ansari in a court case over the estate.

Khan's brother, Imtiaz Khan, called the agreement "nonsense."

Forty-six-year-old Urooj Khan died July 20 as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. His death initially was ruled a result of natural causes, but tests revealed he had been poisoned.

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