Astor's Son Falls Behind Paying $5M Legal Bills

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2009 11:51 AM CDT
Anthony Marshall and his wife Charlene Marshall clasp hands in a courtroom in New York Thursday.   (AP Photo/ Steven Hirsch, Pool)
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(Newser) – Brooke Astor's son owes his lawyers nearly $5 million in legal fees, and he's apparently having trouble paying up. Attorneys for Anthony Marshall—convicted this week of fleecing his philanthropist mother on her deathbed—filed papers saying he owes $4.7 million, a figure that could double in the appeals process. He stopped paying upfront in December. Wife Charlene, meanwhile, is on the hook as guarantor of the debt, reports the New York Post.