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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Anthony Marshall Update

AnthonyAs I have previously discussed, The 89-year-old son of Brooke Astor will soon be out of prison after becoming eligible for medical parole. Anthony Marshall recently received a one to three years sentence for his role in stealing millions of dollars from his philanthropic mother who suffered from dementia.  Marshall did not testify at his trial or say anything during his sentencing. However, he will only serve about 60 days of his sentence due to medical parole, meaning Marshall is so debilitated that there’s a reasonable probability he no longer presents a danger to society. Marshall suffers from Parkinson's disease. He cannot stand up or walk for long periods and can not accomplish several day-to-day tasks. Marshall's answers in a recent interview offers feelings he did not express in trial. He shared with the interviewers that he did regret the events that led to his imprisonment. 

See Jennifer Peltz Astor Heir, 89, to Parole Officials: Regrets? Yes, Bay News 9,  Aug. 29, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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