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Manhattan real estate mogul’s caretaker ‘jealously manipulated ailing billionaire before flying him to Russia where she spent THOUSANDS on luxury lifestyle and left him to die agonizing death,’ bombshell lawsuit claims


  • Family of Allan H. Goldman are suing his long time assistant Natalia Vostrikova
  • Property heir Goldman died of pneumonia and Parkinson’s in Russia in 2022
  • A lawsuit filed by his son claims Vostrikova transported him out of the country to hasten his death by leaving him to rot in a hotel bed



The caretaker of a real estate mogul ‘jealously manipulated’ the ailing billionaire into travelling to Russia where she left him to die an agonizing death so she could pocket $2 million of inheritance, a bombshell lawsuit claims.

Family of Allan H. Goldman are suing his assistant Natalia Vostrikova and alleging that she spent years siphoning off $8.2 million of his wealth.

Goldman died in a St Petersburg hospital on January 15, 2022, following multiple organ failure and a years-long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

But his son Steven Gurney-Goldman, who filed the suit in Nassau County, claims he was driven to an early grave by his longtime employee, who allegedly isolated him from family before whisking him off to Russia where he died alone.

Vostrikova denies the claims against her and insisted to the New York Post that she was Goldman’s ‘wife.’

Family of Allan H. Goldman are suing his caretaker Natalia Vostrikova claiming she deliberately neglected him to hasten his death so she could pocket $2 million in inheritance
Goldman died in a St Petersburg hospital on January 15, 2022 following multiple organ failure and a years-long battle with Parkinson’s disease
A lawsuit claims that Vostrikova transported him from his New York home to Russia where she left him to rot in bed

But Goldman’s son claimed in the litigation that the $120,000-a-year caretaker refused to provide medication and proper care for her ward, resulting in bed sores so severe it left bone exposed and saw the billionaire drop 50lbs.

Goldman was the son of property developer Sol Goldman, who once counted the Chrysler Building in his property portfolio. 

He was worth at least $1 billion at the time of his death, which prompted a Succession-style battle over his massive fortune.

But in the latest development, his son in his capacity as executor of his father’s estate, has accused Vostrikova of isolating him from friends and family – something he says only increased when she learned of a $2 million gift in the billionaire’s will.

‘Defendant Vostrikova accelerated her efforts to systematically neglect and intentionally harm Mr. Goldman for purposes of exacerbating and taking advantage of his incapacities so that she could (a) wrongfully transfer significantly more money to herself from Mr. Goldman’s financial accounts, and (b) ultimately hasten his death so that she could more quickly inherit under his estate plan,’ the lawsuit reads.

By July 2021, Goldman’s Parkinson’s disease had left him largely incapacitated and it was then that Vostrikova removed him to Russia allegedly under the guise of receiving treatment, according to the filings.

But instead of taking him to hospital, Vostrikova booked a room at a luxury five-star hotel and began subjecting Goldman to non-traditional clinics, ‘in an effort to further avoid treating Mr Goldman for Parkinson’s,’ the lawsuit alleges.

The family claim that his condition only worsened after Vostrikova failed to take care of his personal hygiene and allowed bed sores to develop which became infected by contact with feces and urine.

Goldman’s son said in the litigation that the $120,000-a-year caretaker refused to provide medication and proper care for her ward, resulting in bed sores so severe it left bone exposed and saw the billionaire drop 50lbs
Vostrikova denies the claims against her and insisted it was a ‘lot of lies’

All the while, she was, ‘enjoying an extravagant, lavish expense-fueled vacation in Moscow, spending tens of thousands of dollars on Mr Goldman’s American Express […] and even bragging to certain individuals about the quality of her life,’ the lawsuit states.

Goldman’s son claims that family were denied updates or the opportunity to speak to their father while he lay bed ridden.

Eventually before his visa was due to expire, Vostrikova called a doctor who noted the billionaire weighed just 138lbs and was covered in multiple ‘excruciating’ bedsores , according to the complaint.

But rather than send admit him to a Moscow hospital as urged by the doctor, the defendant arranged for him to make a treacherous journey to a hospital 400 miles north in St Petersburg where he died alone a day after arriving, his family contend.

Autopsises performed by medics in Russia and the US found that he had an untreated bacterial infection which had left him with pneumonia and two quarts of infected fluid in his chest cavity, causing his right lung to collapse, the filings state.

He was also noted to have. ‘multiple infected and ulcerated pressure sores on his heels, ankles, thighs, sacrum, shoulder blades, and hand, several allowed to develop for so long that they went all the way to Mr. Goldman’s bone resulting in septicemia and sepsis and the loss of over 25 percent body weight,’ per the lawsuit.

His children said they only learned of his death via an email from a Russian attorney they had hired to investigate his situation and to try and bring him home.

They claim that while he was alive, Vostrikova had been funneling their father’s money for her own gain, even splashing out on a $1.8 million five bedroom home in one of Long Island’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

However she has refuted the accusations in a statement to The Post.

Goldman’s family  allege Vostrikova spent years siphoning off $8.2 million of his wealth in a lawsuit filed in Nassau County Supreme Court

‘It’s a lot of lies,’ Vostrikova said, describing herself as Goldman’s ‘wife.’ She has accused the family of defamation in her own court papers.

Goldman’s ex-wife Susan confirmed he and Vostrikova were romantically involved for up to 20 years and that she had taken him to Russia for stem cell treatment.

However his daughter Stephanie Goldman hit back at the claims.

‘My father did not believe that Natasha cared about him. According to the nurses’ logs, my father told a nurse that Natasha pretended to care about him but that pretending was better than nothing,’ she said in legal papers.

‘I do not believe he had the cognitive ability to make most decisions, including financial ones, much less the cognitive or physical ability to authorize and sign the checks he purportedly issues.’



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