(NCEA) Webcast: “The Brooke Astor Trial: A Case Study in Prosecution of Elder Financial Exploitation.”
Date: Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:00 PM Eastern
Event Date and Time:
Eastern: 3:00:00 PM
Central: 2:00:00 PM
Mountain: 1:00:00 PM
Pacific: 12:00:00 NOONRegister now at:https://www.telspan.com/Registration/AnonymousLandingPage.aspx?EventNo=4516
Presenter: Elizabeth Loewy, Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit - New York County District Attorney
In late December, Anthony Marshall, the only son of the late Brooke Russell Astor, and Francis X. Morrissey, an attorney, were both sentenced to a state prison term of one to three years for defrauding and stealing from the legendary philanthropist. Although the trial involved an extremely high profile victim and the loss of millions of dollars, the case exemplified many aspects typical of elder financial exploitation cases. Because of these similarities, the Astor trial provides a valuable case study for prosecutors and other legal practitioners, APS, and various professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution of elder abuse.
The webcast will feature New York County Assistant District Attorney
(ADA) Elizabeth Loewy who initiated the Astor investigation and served on the trial team. ADA Loewy will highlight prominent features of the case and respond to questions submitted in advance relating to case preparation and prosecution. She will also discuss the function of the Office's specialized Elder Abuse Unit, of which she is the attorney in charge.
The webcast will be hosted by NCEA grantee, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and will be approximately 1 hour long.
Presenter: Elizabeth Loewy
Elizabeth Loewy is Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit under New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. ADA Loewy recently served as co-lead trial counsel in the trial involving the late Brooke Russell Astor, a well-known New York City philanthropist.
She has been employed as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for 25 years. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Albany Law School, she began her career in one of the Office’s trial bureaus, where she prosecuted general street crime, domestic violence, child abuse, sex crimes and homicides. A.D.A. Loewy previously served as the Attorney in Charge of the Domestic Violence Unit from 1990 until 1995. She has been a guest lecturer at New York University and Pace University on the subjects of domestic violence and elder abuse, and has also conducted training sessions for various entities including the American Bar Association, the National College of District Attorneys, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, New York State Supreme Court justices, the New York State Prosecutors’ Training Institute, Adult Protective Services, the Department for the Aging, hospitals, financial institutions, as well as all levels of the New York City Police Department. Recently, she was a featured speaker for the Elder Financial Protection Network in San Francisco. She has testified before sub-committees of the New York State Senate and the New York City Council. She is currently the Co-chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse, Chairperson of the New York County Task Force on Elder Abuse and Chair of the Elder Abuse Legislative Sub-committee of the New York State District Attorneys’ Association.
This presentation will be archived and available through the NCEA and NAPSA websites for later viewing at their websites: www.ncea.aoa.gov and www.apsnetwork.org.
Soliciting Questions Prior to the Presentation:
For this webcast, Ms. Loewy is requesting participants to submit questions relating to prosecution of this and other cases of elder abuse, along with questions relating to the operation of the elder abuse unit, in advance of the presentation.
Please submit your questions to Aubrey Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the presenation.
This event is for the National Center on Elder Abuse and is supported in part by a grant (No. 90AM3144) from the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official Administration on Aging policy.
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