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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:17 PM


Brooke Astor's Son does not get jailed.. - Question IS - Who Will Be?

I'm re-posting this story from LBN - due to banter on nicky picky issues. In a way it is better to post here; because of the liberty to put forth opinions. However, it will not get the attention it duly deserves - as it was getting in Latest Breaking News forum.

Brooke Astor's estate was being stolen by skullduggery and her son (now 89 years old) - was being locked up to make sure the grand larceny worked well.

Thanks to activist Kevin McKeown (owner of "Corrupt Courts" Blog) - and others;
the ganef's didn't get what they wished for.....

The LBN story was posting of the Original EthicsGate Blog - titled

"BREAKING NEWS: Brooke Astor Estate Conviction Toss Imminent"



Brooke Astor was a wealthy New Yorker extremely generous. Upon her passing, fights broke out over who is really gonna get paid. What is at stake is $150 MILLION $$$$$

That type of gelt brings out many blood sucking ganef's!

This permitted the "good ole boys" network in Westchester County Surrogate Court have been fleecing 2nd generation Will recipients for decades now. This time they picked on the wrong 87 year old guy. Purportedly (and we can trust Corrupt Court's owner Kevin McKeown - much more than most) - a massive state and federal investigation has been ongoing. As a result, Brooke Astor son's (Anthony Marshall) conviction is about to be overturned. Mr. Marshall had just endured open heart surgery, is 89 years of age and now suffers from the post-traumatic stress disorder known as "Legal Abuse Syndrome".

Thank G-d justice finally is coming somewhere - as the convictions are going to be made moot!


Here's what was posted as direct quotes from the article;

Source: EthicsGate - Expose Corrupt Courts - Blogspot

An on-going investigation into billion-dollar-plus tax-evasion involving Manhattan and Westchester trusts, estates and non-profits has revealed attorney missteps in the Brooke Astor estate that, according to legal experts, will result in the related criminal convictions being vacated.

It turns out that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's long-term persistence in addressing the rampant corruption in New York State might have had the collateral result of keeping Brooke Astor's 89-year-old son out of prison.

The defendants, Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrisey, were last in court on Friday, April 19, 2013, and could have been hauled off that day to begin serving their 1-3 year prison sentences. The New York State Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. A. Kirke Bartley, Jr., however, allowed the defendants to remain free pending the outcome of the latest appellate filing.

Not knowing what Judge Bartley would decide on April 19th, the New York State Corrections Department waited with a stretcher to cart Brooke Astor's ailing son off to begin his sentence. That same morning, a New York attorney named Susan Robbins was enjoying her breakfast, apparently unaware that her actions- and/or inactions- involving the Astor estate criminal proceedings had been revealed on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Read more: http://ethicsgate.blogspot.com/2013/04/breaking-news-brooke-astor-estate.html#more


Here's my commentary to the LBN posting;

All the press and the courts had the entire country believing that the 89 year old, wheel chair glued son of Brooke Astor - should go to jail for stealing momma's money. Turns out that it was the judge and his ilk who are the one's doing the stealing.

Many of you who have been following my battle with Romney/Bain and Goldman Sachs have become informed on the facts/proof that GSachs and Bain Capital are "Above the Law". So much so, they simply break it openly and destroy anyone who dares to get in their way (yours truly being one of the destroyed). The fact of the matter is, having seen federal corruption at its most - 1st hand - it is now my first (inherent) instinct to scoff at any claims of doing a honest job (in the same way most people scoff at my contentions of being Romney's personal enemy). Therefore, when Governor Cuomo and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stipulated that they were clamping down on corruption in New York State - this activist believed it was nothing more than pander to the crowd. Apparently Cuomo and Preet are having just as hard a time tackling tyranny, cronyism and corruption as the rest of U.S.

I must now apologize to Preet and Cuomo - OPENLY - as it appears they are doing a good job here!

Even other close yiddish friend of mine believed that the 89 year old son of Brooke Astor should go to jail and they tried to persuade me to think the same. However, I've met a man "online" whom I've come to admire (and that is something very rare). His name is Kevin McKeown and he is the owner of Expose Corrupt Courts and Ethicsgate blogs/webs.

In the realm of whistleblowers and activists true blue - Kevin McKeown is a King Arthur pure bred.

Turns out that for generations - the New York probate courts tend to prey upon the meek. I know of one gal, Donna Sturman, whom banks, courts and her very own attorneys stole her family's $80 million in Real Estate assets, leaving her and her children homeless. In the jungle of probate estates, the 2nd generation usually gets devoured gangland style - by everyone who can.

As reported by the EthicsGate story (and Kevin McKeown never makes an unqualified statement) - Astor's son is going to get justice in more ways than one. Can you believe a judge was really going to send an 89 year old wheelchair guy to prison? How about probation under house arrest - for crying out loud!

This vindication is heart warming and the hope for REAL justice is exciting to see. Thank YOU - Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrisey - for hanging in the battle and not giving up! Thank you VERY MUCH - Kevin McKeown; for your temerity and tenacity in the pursuit of justice!

And a BIG THANK YOU to Governor Cuomo and United States Attorney Preet Bharara;
for doing your job with excellence and restoring my hope that justice can prevail.

We anxiously await the next phase of this saga.


NOTE: Many previous stories pounced upon the son and friend = including the New York Times and Law Prof's network and Bloomberg -etc!

Wonder if they will print this new story with the same exuberance!

Here's the American Bar Association former take on the conviction

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:10 PM

1. I hope this gets the attention it deserves.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:25 PM

2. The API and others are looking up the facts


We can only hope and pray Baitball...

thanks for taking notice and paying attention...

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 12:27 PM

3. Kevin McKeown had nothing to do with the release of Anthony Marshall

As the following court orders show, Kevin McKeown had nothing to do with the release of Anthony Marshall. McKeown attempted to intervene in the case, but then withdrew his filing. McKeown has attempted to remove many cases to federal court and has attempted to represent people in federal court even though he is not a lawyer. McKeown tried to remove his eviction case to federal court four times in 2013. After paying the fee to make his filing in the Marshall case, the next day he filed another removal of his evicition to federal court, claiming pauper status. The second order, below, shows what happened when McKeown tried to intervene in Pamela Carvell's bankruptcy - the court issued an order of contempt and a writ of bodily attachment for McKeown's unauthorized practice of law and his interference with the trustee in Carvel's bankruptcy. You should check Pacer.gov for a full history of McKeown's federal litigation - all of it frivilous - all of it unsuccessful.

-against- :
: 13 Civ. 4423 (LAP)
Defendants. :
Proposed Intervenor/Petitioner. :
LORETTA A. PRESKA, Chief United States District Judge:
On June 25, 2013, Petitioner Kevin McKeown removed this action to this Court from
New York Supreme Court, New York County. On June 26, 2013, he moved to withdraw his
notice of removal. Petitioner’s motion (doc. # 2) is granted, and the Clerk of Court is directed
to remand this case to New York Supreme Court, New York County.
The Court certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that any appeal from this Order
would not be taken in good faith, and therefore in forma pauperis status is denied for the purpose
of an appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 444-45 (1962).
Dated: July 1, 2013
New York, New York

In re:
CASE NO.: 11-14548-JKO
Chapter 7
THIS CAUSE came before the Court for hearing on November 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. (the
“Hearing”) upon the Trustee's Motion for an Order to Show Cause as to Why Kevin McKeown
Should Not Be Held In Contempt of Court For Unauthorized Practice of Law and Intentional
Interference With Trustee's Administration of the Bankruptcy Estate (the "Motion" (D.E. 224)
and this Court's Order to Show Cause (the "Show Cause Order" (D.E. 243) and Order
Continuing Show Cause Hearing (D.E. 250). In consideration of Kevin McKeown's ("Mr.
McKeown", failure to appear or be represented at the Hearing, the failure to otherwise comply
with the terms of the Show Cause Order, the presentation of counsel, and the Court being
ORDERED in the Southern District of Florida on November 2, 2011.
John K. Olson, Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court _____________________________________________________________________________
Case 11-14548-JKO Doc 273 Filed 11/02/11 Page 1 of 2
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otherwise fully advised in the premises and based on the entire record of the Hearing, including,
without limitation, for the reasons set forth on the record at the Hearing, the Court hereby
1. Mr. McKeown is in civil contempt of the Show Cause Order for failing to appear
at the Hearing as ordered in the Show Cause Order.
2. The Clerk of Court is directed forthwith to enter a Writ of Bodily Attachment
commanding the United States Marshal Service to take Kevin McKeown into custody and to
deliver Mr. McKeown to this Court for further proceedings.
3. The Court reserves jurisdiction to enforce the terms of this Order.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 12:34 PM

4. What the Honorable Richard B. Lowe III had to say about Kevin McKeown

“Through his conduct, the only thing which McKeown did convince this court of was his lack of understanding of the integrity of the court process and a lack of respect for both the rulings of this court, the other tribunals, as well as opposing counsel. Having tried the matter on his own behalf, McKeown demonstrated a high level of intelligence which makes it difficult for this court to believe that he did not understand the binding nature of the prior court rulings and the inappropriateness of again attempting to raise the same issues.”

“Furthermore, this court, after having presided over motion practice and a bench trial in this proceeding has been able to observe McKeown’s litigation tactics and believes that if they are left undeterred, they will lead to additional protracted litigation and will continue to be a source of grief to plaintiff and his counsel.” Paul Firestone v. Kevin McKeown, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, Index Number 602533/2006, 2007 NY Slip Op 30408(U), March 23, 2007

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 12:41 PM

5. What the judge said about McKeown in his mother's estate case

“Ordered, adjudged, and decreed, that Kevin McKeown is not entitled to any distribution of the estate assets, because of the amount of unpaid loans by the decedent to Kevin McKeown, and the amounts withdrawn by Kevin McKeown from the decedent’s bank accounts and the Judgments entered against his interest in the Estate, together with interest, exceed any payments that would otherwise have been payable to Kevin McKeown . . . .” Decree Settling Account, File No. 2239/2003(B), Surrogate’s Court of the State of New York, Westchester County

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