Brooke Astor's son stole millions of dollars and artwork from his philanthropist mother in the last years of her life to enrich himself and his wife, a prosecutor told jurors at the end of a four-month trial.
Anthony Marshall, 85, is accused of taking advantage of his mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, partly by trying to obtain millions of dollars she intended for charities. Lawyer Francis Morrissey is also on trial on charges he forged Astor’s name on an amendment to her will. Astor died in 2007 at age 105.
The “disturbing” evidence showed “how a son, an only son, could stoop so low as to steal from his own mother in the sunset years of her life in order to line his own pockets and the pockets of his wife,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joel Seidemann told the jury in New York State court today.
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