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Jury Selection Begins For Trial Of Brooke Astor’s Son

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After more than a year of delays, jury selection began today in the trial against the son of the late Manhattan socialite Brooke Astor.

Anthony Marshall and attorney Francis Morrissey are accused of stealing from Astor's $198 million estate.

Marshall is charged with grand larceny and is accused of stealing cash, art, and other property from his mother.

Morrissey, who helped Astor with her estate planning, is charged with forgery, after allegedly helping Marshall makes changes to Astor's will.

Both men have pleaded not guilty.

More than 100 prospective jurors have been summoned to Manhattan Criminal Court.

The trial is expected to involve nearly 60 witnesses, including former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and banker David Rockefeller.

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