Astor heir, 89, to parole officials: Regrets? Yes

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Posted: Aug 29, 2013 6:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly released documents show an 89-year-old heir convicted of stealing millions of dollars from his New York philanthropist mother recently said he has regrets about what happened.

Anthony Marshall's medical parole hearing transcript was released Thursday. It shows when asked whether he'd do things differently if he could, Marshall said, "Quite."

Marshall was released on medical parole last week, two months into his sentence of one to three years. He'd been interviewed in a hospital bed.

Marshall's mother was society doyenne Brooke Astor. She married a descendant of one of America's first multimillionaires.

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Marshall was convicted in 2009 of exploiting her dementia to loot her $200 million fortune. He denies it.

A parole commissioner asked whether Marshall had regrets about the events leading to his imprisonment. He said he did, adding, "naturally."