FILE - In this May 1, 1997 file photo, the late socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor is seen at the Merchant's House Museum in New York. The long dispute over the estate of socialite ... more 
FILE - In this May 1, 1997 file photo, the late socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor is seen at the Merchant's House Museum in New York. The long dispute over the estate of socialite philanthropist Brooke Astor ended Wednesday, March 28, 2012 with a settlement that frees $100 million for charities and cuts by more than half the amount going to the son convicted of bilking her. (AP Photo/Serge J-F. Levy, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Serge J-F. Levy, File
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 8:22 PM EDT