Peruvian business magnate Felipe Tudela disinherited his son Francisco Tudela, a former Peruvian president, for having opposed his marriage at 92 and having cast doubt on his mental lucidity, the father's lawyer said Tuesday, the dpa reported.
"The decision to disinherit him comes when it is confirmed that the son incurred in a serious offense to his father, and that is what (Felipe) Tudela says happened when his children filed suit against him for an alleged incapacity, for seeking to take away from him the administration of his assets and for trying to get him admitted to a clinic," said lawyer Jorge Avendano.
Francisco Tudela, who served as Peruvian foreign minister and vice president under former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), and his brother, Juan Felipe Tudela, are now shut out from a fortune of some 60 million dollars, according to Peruvian media estimates. Their sister and Felipe's grandchildren remain in line for shares of the inheritance.
In a preliminary reaction, Francisco said that his father's action is intended to hide the alleged irregularities behind his marriage.
The family rift arose when Felipe Tudela - a widower for decades - married Graciela de Losada, a divorcee and his partner for some 30 years.
The Tudela brothers filed suit to block the marriage, claiming that their father was mentally unfit and alleging that de Losada had virtually kidnapped him.
In several interviews broadcast by Peruvian television, the old man has appeared fully lucid.
Francisco Tudela, 52, an attorney practicing international law, was a fundamental figure in the late stages of Fujimori's regime. Since the regime collapsed in scandal when Fujimori fled in 2000 to Japan, Tudela has stayed out of politics.