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Brooke Astor's Former Attorney Turns Himself In To Police

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Brooke Astor's former attorney, Francis Morrissey Jr., turned himself in to police Friday after being indicted on conspiracy charges related to the theft of his late client's fortune.

Morrissey pled not guilty to charges that he helped Astor's son steal money from the late philanthropist's estate.

The list of charges includes forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument, scheme to defraud and conspiracy.

Morrissey's attorney says his client "categorically denies any misconduct and looks forward to his day in court where he will be vindicated of all charges."

He was released on $100,000 bail.

Anthony Marshall, Astor's 83-year-old son, pled not guilty earlier this week to charges including grand larceny, and scheming to defraud.

He was released on $100,000 bond until a hearing set for next month.

The Manhattan district attorney says Marshall took advantage of his mother's Alzheimer's disease to advise her to sell property because she was running out of money.

Marshall and Morrisey are also charged with pushing Astor to amend her will so Marshall could get more of her estate. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP