Astor heir is deemed eligible for medical parole

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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 6:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of the late New York City philanthropist Brooke Astor, who was convicted of defrauding his mother, has been classified as eligible for medical parole.

A Department of Correction spokesman tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1aFQAya ) that Anthony Marshall will go before a parole board the week of Aug. 19.

Marshall had been convicted on charges of taking advantage of his aging mother's slipping mind to loot her multimillion-dollar fortune. He began serving a sentence of one to three years last month.

The 89-year-old Marshall has Parkinson's disease.

The News says the Manhattan district attorney's office declined to comment.

Astor died in 2007 at age 105. She had inherited the money from her third husband, a descendant of real estate and fur baron John Jacob Astor.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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