Philanthropist's Son Accused of Raiding Estate

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The son of socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor is accused of plundering his mother's estate and trying to get her to change her will. Astor suffered from Alzheimer's disease in the years preceding her death. Her 83-year-old son Anthony Marshall and his former attorney were indicted in New York on Tuesday.

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