Tuesday, December 2, 2014
As I have previously discussed, Anthony Marshall, who was convicted in 2009 of stealing from his elderly philanthropist mother Brooke Astor, died on Sunday. Marshall had been suffering from health problems for years, including a heart condition and a medical condition that resulted in his medical release from prison after serving two months of his one to three years sentence. Marshall's widow used the nicest of words to describe her late husband in a death notice she wrote. However, the continued strain on the relationship between Marshall and his son Phillip Marshall, who reported in 2006 that he believed his father was neglecting Astor, is evidenced by Phillip's statement that he found out his father had died through the media.
See Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press, Son Convicted of Looting Brooke Astor's Money Dies, SF Gate, Dec. 1, 2014.
Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.