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Anthony Marshall, son of NYC philanthropist Brooke Astor, granted medical parole

Anthony Marshall is kissed by his wife Charlene Marshall as he arrives at criminal court with his wife and attorneys, Friday, June 21, 2013 in New York.The 89-year-old heir convicted of helping himself to his mother Brooke Astor's fortune surrendered Friday after years of fighting his conviction to begin his prison term. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Mary Altaffer

Anthony Marshall is kissed by his wife Charlene Marshall as he arrives at criminal court with his wife and attorneys, Friday, June 21, 2013 in New York.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Anthony Marshall, an 89-year-old heir to one of America's earliest mega-fortunes, has been granted medical parole after serving two months in a New York prison. He was convicted of siphoning millions of dollars from his mentally failing mother, Brooke Astor.

A parole board announced its decision Thursday in Marshall's case. It interviewed him Wednesday.

State law allows medical parole for inmates with serious and permanent illnesses.

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Marshall's doctors have said he suffers from Parkinson's disease, depends on a wheelchair and can't do many daily tasks without help.

He began serving his one- to three-year sentence in June, after fighting his conviction for years.

Astor was a noted philanthropist in New York City.

She inherited a fortune from her third husband. He was a descendant of one of the nation's first multimillionaires, John Jacob Astor.

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