Anthony Marshall, son of late philanthropist Brooke Astor, is seen in Manhattan Supreme Court today where opening arguments were delivered in his trial on April 27, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Anthony Marshall
was sentenced to 1-to-3 years in prison Monday morning for looting his mother, Brooke Astor
's $185 million fortune after she died 2 years ago. Marshall will begin his sentence January 19, allowing him to spend the holidays with family before going to jail. Anthony Marshall (Getty Images)
Not only did Marshall receive prison time, he was also admonished by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Kirke Bartley who actually said, "What would your mother say if she were here?" Brooke Astor, who lived to be 105, is remembered by many in New York as a beloved philanthropist who donated generously to the arts.
Marshall's lawyer friend, Francis Morrissey, received the same sentence as Marshall. Morrissey forged Astor's signature on a fraudulent will. Marshall, 85, was accompanied by his 64-year-old wife, Charlene, whose greed is widely believed to have influenced her husband's criminal actions. At his sentencing, Marshall rose to say only, "Thank you, Your Honor. I have nothing to add to what my attorneys have said."