NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An 89-year-old heir to a famous fortune is hoping to stay out of a New York prison.
Attorneys for Anthony Marshall, son of socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor, appeared before a Manhattan judge Monday. Marshall was convicted of looting money from his mother as her mind failed.
Marshall had been due to surrender to serve one to three years in prison. Now he and a co-defendant have a few days’ reprieve.
His lawyers filed papers Friday seeking a new trial, claiming a juror on the case was coerced to convict Marshall. They also want a judge to let him stay free on bail until the request is resolved.
The request hinges on a sworn statement from the juror in question, who said she was strong-armed into a guilty vote.
Her claims were part of Marshall’s unsuccessful appeal, but his lawyers say the new statement merits at least a hearing.
Prosecutors had no immediate response.
Brooke Astor died in 2007 at the age of 105. Astor was the grand dame of the city’s social elite. She gave away huge amounts of money she inherited from her third husband, Vincent Astor.
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