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Brooke Astor Trial

88-Year-Old Astor Son Faces Prison For Stealing Mom's Millions

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The 88-year-old heir to an illustrious American fortune lost an appeal Tuesday of his conviction on charges of plundering his mentally fai...

Brooke Astor Verdict: Anthony Marshall GUILTY

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son was convicted Thursday of exploiting his philanthropist mother's failing mind and helping himself to h...

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.

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...

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...

Celebs, Friends Defend Astor's Son Ahead Of Sentencing

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Anthony Marshall has had a life of privilege and pain as philanthropist Brooke Astor's only child. Born into wealth, he joined the M...

The Astor Trial: It Keeps Going And Going And Going...

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Signs of stress and a struggle to reach a verdict emerged Monday among jurors in the five-month-long criminal trial over philanthropi...

Astor Trial Jury Forewoman Attacked On Subway

New York Daily News | Melissa Grace | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Astor trial took a bizarre twist Tuesday when it was revealed the jury forewoman was attacked by a loon wielding an 8-inch knife on a northbound N...

Astor Trial: Removed Alternate Juror Thinks Mrs. Astor 'Knew What She Was Doing'

New York Times | JOHN ELIGON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 73-year-old man who spent nearly 10 weeks as an alternate juror in the trial of Brooke Astor's son before being removed from the jury last week said...

Anthony Astor Collapses In Courthouse Bathroom During Trial

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The trial against Brooke Astor's son took another unexpected twist this morning when her allegedly swindling son Tony Marshall collapsed inside a cour...

Brooke Astor Trial Postponed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Manhattan trial of Brooke Astor's son has been postponed because he is sick. A defense attorney said outside court Tuesday that ...

The People vs. Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey - The Help Strikes Back

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ralph Gardner Jr.

Anthony Marshall, Brooke Astor's son, is accused of swindling his mother's estate and Francis Morrissey of helping him do so by forging her signature on a codicil to her will.

Brooke Astor Case Is In The Wrong Court

Tom Baer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Baer

ssuming Anthony Marshall caused his mother to do things in will amendments that she had no intention of doing, the proper remedy is to see to it that he gets no part of her estate. It is in the civil courts that this case belongs.

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...

Henry Kissinger Describes Brooke Astor's Decline

AP | SAMUEL MAULL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Television personality Barbara Walters and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger testified Thursday that in her final years socia...

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. ...

Anthony Marshall's Sons Make Him Cry

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

He hunched forward at the defense table. He held his forehead in his trembling right hand. During a break, he sat on a wooden hallway bench, wiping hi...

Brooke Astor: Camilla Parker Bowles Mistress Diss

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How's this for a faux pas? Brooke Astor, noted philanthropist, age 97, reminding Camilla Parker Bowles, during a toast at a crowded gathering, that Pa...

Charlene Marshall Complained About Brooke Astor's Longevity

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"[Astor] is killing him. She's f----- killing him," Charlene Marshall said in September 2001 of the possibility of her mother-in-law outliving her hus...

WATCH: Brooke Astor's 100th Birthday Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to the New York Post, the defense in the Brooke Astor trial showed a video of the New York society doyenne's 100th birthday party. The 200...

Brooke Astor's Daughter-In-Law Charlene Cries

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Charlene Marshall, unindicted villainess of the sensational Brooke Astor trial, broke down in tears as she walked up the courthouse steps yesterday to...

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 Trial: CHOKE ON THIS, CHARLENE

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brooke Astor suffered delusions of poverty and sometimes couldn't remember her closest friends -- but she still had enough sense to keep her bling awa...

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. ...