Friday, 9 October 2009
Opium dealer fortune plundered by family: Brooke Astor's son guilty
So much for breeding and nobility. In a case that makes the Astors look like the Corleones, Anthony Marshall, the dastardly stepson of David Astor, has been found guilty of trying to steal millions from his mother, socialite Booke Astor, while she was gaga.
The Astors, who founded The Observer, made their money from fur and opium. Nice.