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. Anthony Marshall and lawyer Francis Morrissey are accused of stealing from Astor's estate. (Photo by Marc, A. Hermann-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Anthony Marshall (Getty Images)more pics »
In July 2006, The New York Daily News
ran a piece that shocked the Manhattan elite: Philip Cryan Marshall, the grandson of society maven Brooke Astor, had filed a lawsuit demanding removal of Astor's son Anthony Marshall
as the socialite's guardian. Philip alleged that his father had left Mrs. Astor to live in squalor and without proper medical care in the final years of her life (she suffered from Alzheimer's disease).
Criminal charges were brought against Anthony Marshall, 85, who was today found guilty of 12 counts relating to the defrauding of his mother. He may be sentenced to anywhere from 1 to 25 years in prison.Source
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