Brooke Astor’s Son Is Already Eligible for Release From Prison

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Charlene Marshall, wife of Anthony Marshall, cries on her husband's shoulder before his sentencing at Manhattan Criminal Courts on June 21, 2013 in New York City. Anthony Marshall, age 89 and son of Brooke Astor, was found guilty of stealing millions from his mother's estate, and has been sentenced to serve one year of his three year term.
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Brooke Astor's son Anthony Marshall managed to avoid prison for a very long time after his 2009 grand larceny conviction, but he finally started his one- to-three-year term last month. Now, just six weeks later, he's eligible for release on the grounds that he's just too sick to do time. The final decision on the 89-year-old Marshall's fate will come next month, but according to the New York Times, he's in pretty bad shape: "One of his lawyers, Kenneth E. Warner, said Mr. Marshall could not walk, stand, clean himself or dress himself and had potentially life-threatening swallowing issues." So after doctors agreed he was way too sick for prison, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision acting commissioner Anthony J. Annucci deemed him eligible for medical parole under the state's compassionate release law.