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Opening Statements Underway In Trial Of Brooke Astor’s Son

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Opening statements are underway today in the trial of Brooke Astor's son, who is accused to trying to swindle $50 million from his late-mother's estate.

Anthony Marshall, 84, is charged with grand larceny.

He's accused of stealing cash, art and other property from his mother's $198 million estate.

Attorney Francis Morrissey, who worked on Astor's estate, is facing forgery charges. He's accused of helping change Astor's will so Marshall would get money intended for charities.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and banker David Rockefeller are expected to be among the more than 60 witnesses.

Brooke Astor gave nearly $200 million to institutions including the New York Public Library and Carnegie Hall. She died in August 2007 at the age of 105.

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