The topics of elder abuse and financial exploitation of seniors are rarely a focus for the mainstream media. However, in the case of Broke Astor, a long time philanthropist, conjures up these very issues. The case is still going on with little answers provided regarding whether Mrs. Astor indeed signed the codicils to grant her son, Anthony Marshall, a bigger share of her estate. The court is assigned to determines whether Broke Astor was "lucid" or fully competence when she resigned her will to increased Mr. Marshall's share to a cumulative 60 millions. Mrs. Astor was reported to have been diagnosed with dementia.
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