Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Convictions In Astor Case Affirmed

The convictions of Anthony Marshall and attorney Francis Morrissey in the criminal prosecution arising from the treatment of Brooke Astor were affirmed and  remitted in part by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department:

...the judgment of the Supreme Court, New York County (A. Kirke Bartley, J.), rendered December 21, 2009, convicting defendant Anthony Marshall, after a jury trial, of grand larceny in the first degree, grand larceny in the second degree (five counts), criminal possession of stolen property in the second degree (two counts), offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree (two counts), scheme to defraud in the first degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree (two counts), and conspiracy in the fifth degree, and sentencing him to an aggregate term of one to three years, should be modified, on the facts, to the extent of vacating the second degree grand larceny conviction under the eighth count of the indictment and dismissing that count, and otherwise affirmed. The judgment of the same court and Justice, rendered December 21, 2009, convicting defendant Francis Morrissey of forgery in the second degree, scheme to defraud in the first degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree (two counts), and conspiracy in the fifth degree, and sentencing him to an aggregate term of one to three years, should be affirmed.

(Mike Frisch)

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