LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former enterprise supervisor of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse costs involving the late comedian e-book legend.
Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an impressive arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month.
Morgan faces felony costs together with theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud towards an elder grownup, and false imprisonment of an elder grownup. A misdemeanor rely additionally alleges elder abuse.
Authorities say Morgan sought to capitalize on the Marvel Comedian mastermind’s wealth and exert affect over Lee regardless that he had no authority to behave on his behalf.
Police say Morgan pocketed greater than $262,000 from autograph signing periods Lee did in Might 2018. Authorities say Morgan at one level additionally took Lee from his Hollywood Hills house to a Beverly Hills condominium “the place Morgan had extra management over Lee.”
Lee’s daughter stated in a request for a restraining order final 12 months that Morgan was manipulating the mentally declining Lee, stopping him from seeing household and buddies, and attempting to take management of his cash and enterprise affairs.
Legal professional Alex Kessel has stated Morgan has by no means abused or taken benefit of Lee. Kessel stated in an electronic mail on Saturday that he had been in touch with prosecutors to rearrange for Morgan to give up on Tuesday.
“It’s unlucky that the DA and police didn’t honor our dedication to give up subsequent week and arrested him,” Kessel stated in an electronic mail.
Lee died in November on the age of 95.
Morgan’s bail has been set at $300,000. He’ll finally be extradited to Los Angeles to face the fees.
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