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If the friend left a trust, then the trustee has a legal and fiduciary duty to follow the terms of the trust. The problem is that trusts are entirely confidential documents and are not subject to being recorded anywhere in the public records. So the only way to prove its existence would be to file suit against the trustee of the trust under a breach of contract claim and force them to produce a copy of the trust. But relistically, if there is a trust leaving everything to the nephews, then the trustee shouldn't have any problem producing a copy of it because they would be in the right here in distributing the funds to the nephews.
If they refuse to show you the trust documents, then that sounds fishy and would lend support to the idea that they are doing something improper.
If this was a will, it is filed in the public records and the executor can't distribute assets to anyone other than who is named in the will..