Antonny Marshall Inherits $14.5 Million of His Mother’s $198 Million Estate
Anthony Marshall was set to inherit millions upon the death of his mother, the wealthy socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor. However, the bulk of her $198 million estate would go to various charities. Apparently, this did not sit well with him, and he fabricated a new will with the aid of his mother’s estate attorney, Francis X. Morrissey Jr. Under the new will, Marshall now became the executor for the majority of the estate. However, the timing of the new will was suspect, and the charities and others who were disinherited of their legacies began to raise questions.

This led to a report in the New York Times raising serious questions about the validity of the will back in 2006. A police investigation ensued with both Marshall and Morrissey being charged in connection with estate tampering. In the end, Marshall was convicted of grand larceny, and Morrissey was convicted of forgery. Both men were sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison. Marshall was recently released from prison on a medical parole due to the advent of Alzheimer’s disease. His share of the estate was eventually set at $14.5 million, but he is unable to enjoy the money because of his diminished mental faculties. His mother died in 2007 at the age of 105.

News source(s):
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-08-22/brooke-astor-heir-anthony-marshall-granted-medical-parole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_Astor#Estate_tampering