Suspect’s Widow Sues Over Inability To Collect His Life Insurance

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) _ The widow of a man found hanged in a Spanish prison cell after being arrested in a fatal Connecticut jewelry heist is suing a Delaware company over her inability to collect life insurance.

Alicia Alban claims Diamond State Financial Group failed to correct inaccuracies in insurance policies on Andrew Robert Levene worth $5 million. Alban claims the inaccuracies resulted in Minnesota Life Insurance Co. refusing to pay.

A telephone message seeking comment from the Delaware firm was not immediately returned Monday.

Forty-one-year-old Levene was arrested in Spain and faced federal murder, robbery and firearm charges in the December 2011 shooting of Yekutiel Zeevi, owner of YZ Manufacturers LLC in Westport, Conn.

Authorities said Levene stole about $300,000 in diamonds and traveled from Philadelphia to Amsterdam three days after the killing.

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