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Astor Heir Eligible For Medical Parole

AP | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The son of the late New York City philanthropist Brooke Astor, who was convicted of defrauding her, has been classified as eligible f...

89-Year-Old Heir May Go To Prison

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A story of wealth, family and the indignities of aging culminated Friday with an 89-year-old heir to one of America's first mega-fortunes ...

Brooke Astor's Son Hoping To Avoid Prison

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — An 89-year-old heir to a famous New York City fortune is set to find out Thursday whether he'll succeed in an 11th-hour attempt to av...

Brooke Astor Estate Settled, Ending Five Year Family Feud

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.28.2012 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The long dispute over the estate of socialite philanthropist Brooke Astor ended Wednesday with a settlement that frees $100...

The People Vs. Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey: The Sentence

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ralph Gardner Jr.

One thing is for certain: In her prime, Brooke Astor would have redeemed the occasion with her spirit and wit. There was no redemption to be found throughout the trial of her son, and it's final day was no different.

Brooke Astor Trial: Juror Complains Of Feeling Threatened

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A jury trying to decide whether Brooke Astor's son and lawyer looted the socialite's estate resumed its deliberation Tuesday, one day...

The People vs. Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey: The Butler Gives Notice

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ralph Gardner Jr.

If come next Monday Tony Marshall, Brooke Astor's son, is sentenced to prison for stealing from his mother, he'll have as many as 25 years to contemplate where things went so wrong.

American Obsession With Rich Explains Bloomberg: Guardian

The Guardian | Hadley Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's not that Americans are obsessed with people with money, exactly; it's that they are obsessed with how those people made that money and, more impo...

Barbara Walters Quizzed At Brooke Astor Trial

The Observer | Reid Pillifant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"I like it better the other way," legendary interviewer Barbara Walters said after spending two hours answering questions on Thursday afternoon, May 2...

Anthony Marshall's Son Urges Dad To Cut Deal To End Brooke Astor Trial

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anthony Marshall's son urged his dad to cut a deal with prosecutors and end a lurid trial that has exposed the Astor family's dirty secrets. ...

Inside the Astor Trial: The Babe Witness

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

The lovely, blond Naomi Dunn Packard-Koot seemed almost too eager to tell the jury everything she knew, heard, or overheard that cast the Marshalls in a negative light.

Sympathy for the Devil

Michael Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Gross

There may be two sides to every story, but one side hijacked the Astor narrative almost three years ago and ever since, sympathy for Anthony Marshall and his wife has been in acutely short supply.

Brooke Astor To Son: 'You Want To See How Soon I Die'

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By the year 2000, in the throes of early-stage Alzheimer's, philanthropist Brooke Astor thought her son was out to get her. "You only want to come ...

BROOKE ASTOR: Timeline Of Her Breakdown

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TO AVENGE the late Brooke Astor, Manhattan prosecutors must first destroy her privacy -- throwing open the attic doors to reveal the most cringe-induc...

Brooke Astor: Charlene Marshall A "Bitch"

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Philanthropist Brooke Astor hated her daughter-in-law so much that she told her doctor she would rather spend Christmas with her two dogs over "that b...

Inside the Astor Trial: Lord William Astor Testifies

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

If Marshall's attorney was to be believed, Brooke Astor's decades of good works -- her gift for using her money, talent and charm to seed and leverage projects great and small -- was but a career move.

Brooke Astor's Dog Urine Couch

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

You can almost smell the dog urine on the infamous Blue Room couch. ...

Inside the Astor Trial: The People vs. Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

There's something almost quaint about the government taking the time and resources to prosecute a case that hearkens back to a more genteel era of fine silver, fresh flowers, and Hudson River views.

Anthony Marshall, Brooke Astor's Son, Target Of Jeers

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With his cane, unsteady gait, nice suits and cortege of lawyers and news photographers, Anthony Marshall -- the accused thieving son of philanthropist...

Anthony Marshall Trial: Jury Selection Begins Monday

New York Post | Dareh Gregorian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brooke Astor's son, Anthony Marshall, is finally getting his long-awaited day in court to battle charges that he swindled millions from his beloved ph...