Brooke Astor son, 88, may be going to jail - New York News

Brooke Astor son, 88, may be going to jail

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NEW YORK (AP) - The 88-year-old son of New York City philanthropist Brooke Astor has lost what could be his last chance at avoiding prison.

The Daily News reports that Anthony Marshall is expected to turn himself in next week.

Marshall lost a bid before New York state's court of Appeals on Friday.

The decision was mailed to Marshall and his co-defendant, lawyer Francis Morrissey.

Marshall was convicted in 2009 of exploiting his mother's dementia to loot her fortune.

Morrissey was found guilty of forging Astor's signature on 1 of her bogus wills.

Astor died in 2007 at the age of 105.

Astor was the grand dame of the city's social elite. She gave away large amounts of money she inherited from her third husband, Vincent Astor.

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

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