Brooke Astor's 88-Year-Old Son May Be Going to Jail
Anthony Marshall loses appeal in theft case
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2013 2:20 PM CDT
Anthony Marshall, center, arrives at Manhattan State Supreme Court for his sentencing with his wife Charlene, left, and his attorney Ken Warner, right, Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

(Newser) – New York philanthropist Brooke Astor's 88-year-old son has lost an appeal that kept him out of prison after he was convicted of plundering her fortune. The state Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled today that Anthony Marshall's 2009 conviction was based on legally sufficient evidence. Appeals judges also rejected Marshall's argument that his age and illness warranted sparing him prison.

Marshall was sentenced to at least a year in prison, but he was allowed to stay free on bail during the appeal. It's not clear whether Marshall will now have to report to prison or may appeal further and remain free on bail. Lawyer John Cuti says Marshall is exploring his legal options.

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trebor171
Mar 27, 2013 10:30 AM CDT
Is there any money left? If not he might as well go to jail.
GarfieldTheCat
Mar 27, 2013 8:48 AM CDT
Maybe Anthony Marshall will die from old age before he has to go to jail.
getoffmylawn
Mar 27, 2013 12:48 AM CDT
A world class noble woman who gave millions of her money to the poor, grifted by her greedy son and his horrible grasping scheming common wife. For once, the greedy get thier payback- he should rot in jail and his wife should be thrown into the street.