Monday, December 29, 2008

Marshall's Criminal Trial

Brooke Astor, philanthropist and queen of New York society, died in 2007 at the age of 105 while her family was embroiled in a bitter fight over her care and millions of dollars - a battle that continues as Tony Marshall, Astor's only son, faces criminal charges of looting his mother's estate.

Marshall originally was accused of mistreating Astor in a civil suit by his son, Phillip, who wanted his father removed as Astor's guardian. Phillip Marshall, who long has had a strained relationship with his father, counted on the support of such heavy hitters as Annette de la Renta (Oscar's wife) and David Rockefeller.

Eventually, the Manhattan district attorney leveled his own accusations, charging Tony Marshall with grand larceny, falsifying business records, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.

Marshall's criminal trial is scheduled to begin in January 2009.

Full Article and Source:
Story of Brooke Astor a family feud, NY style

See also:
Mrs. Astor Regrets

Too Sick for Court?


Anonymous said...

I didn't realize the trial starts this January. We need to watch this one.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you - thank you - for your very informative up-to-date blog ~~ priceless! We will be watching this case with eyes wide open.