Thursday, May 24, 2012

#Ukraine : Barry Pring Left £1.5 million fortune” -

“Tycoon’s mysterious death and an internet bride battling his family over £1.5 million fortune”

18 June 2011

On 27 January 2007 Barry Pring married his internet bride, Anna Zuizina, aged 29, in Kiev, initially believing her to be a teacher, only to find out she was a stripper. 

Mr Pring was a wealthy business man and Miss Zuizina had little wealth. 

 After marrying, Mr Pring spent most of his time in England whilst Miss Zuizina spent the majority of her time in the Ukranine.  They communicated largely by email and met infrequently.

One year after the marriage Mr Pring visited Ms Zuizina on Valentine’s day, arriving in Kiev at 5.00pm and attending a restaurant later the same night. 

After the meal, Mr Pring was subsequently hit by a car travelling at 80 mph and subsequently died. 

The family of Mr Pring are very suspicious of the death whilst Miss Zuizina is adamant that she was in love with Mr Pring and that she did not marry Mr Pring for money.  The case continues.

Apart from the potential criminal matters, the above case raises issues relating to intestacy, revoking a Will and the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act 1975.