Thursday, October 8, 2009
According to John Eligon, Brooke Astor’s Son Guilty in Scheme to Defraud Her, NY Times, Oct. 8, 2009:
Mr. Marshall was found guilty of 14 of the 16 counts against him, including one of two first-degree grand larceny charges * * *. Jurors convicted him of giving himself an unauthorized raise of about $1 million for managing his mother’s finances. Prosecutors contended that Mrs. Astor’s Alzheimer’s had advanced so far that there was no way she could have consented to this raise and other financial decisions that benefited Mr. Marshall.
Sentencing comes next with a possible prison term of from one to twenty-five years which due to Mr. Marshall's advanced age (85) probably means a life sentence. Of course, an appeal is to be expected.