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Finding Shakespeare's money


A team of experts is trying to find out what is left of the estate of murdered Polk County millionaire Abraham Shakespeare.

They are working on behalf of Shakespeare's sole heirs, his two young sons. One is eight, the other, two years old.

"We'd like to find some cash in bank accounts," Attorney Steve Martin told FOX 13 in his Lakeland office.

"You think there is any now?," we asked.

"I don't know," he said. "If I had to guess, I would guess no."

Shakespeare won $30 million in the Florida lottery a few years ago. Experts say they suspect that fortune has been whittled down to maybe $800,000. They are in the process of unravelling where it may be and how they can get it for the kids.

Chris Miller is a professional guardian who is working with Martin.

She has discovered that Shakespeare's children may have the rights to half a dozen homes in Polk and Hillsborough Counties.

"I had one, then one lead to another and another," she said.

Miller says Shakespeare lent money to people to buy the homes. She would like to sell the houses or make sure Shakespeare's sons are repaid.

Miller and Martin also want to sell Shakespeare's sprawling home that ended up in the hands of Dee Dee Moore, the woman accused of his murder.

They are also going after two vehicles that Moore bought with Shakespeare's money. Moore bought a truck for herself, and a Corvette for her boyfriend.

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