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Stan Lee‘s former enterprise companion Keya Morgan was arrested in Arizona this weekend for alleged elder abuse.
“This morning, Scottsdale and Phoenix Police Division in collaboration with LAPD Business Crimes Detectives arrested Keya Morgan on an impressive Arrest Warrant issued by the Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s Workplace,” learn an LAPD assertion to E! Information. “Morgan will go earlier than a decide and ultimately extradited to Los Angeles to face fees.”
“Mr. Stan Lee, the 95-year previous Marvel Comedian E-book creator/icon who handed away on November 12, 2018 from pre-existing medical circumstances, had been the sufferer in an elder abuse property investigation that started in March 2018,” the assertion stated. “Mr. Lee had a big property price over an estimated $50 million with no clear safety from opportunists who may insert themselves into his life and take management of it. Allegations of economic elder abuse got here to the forefront involving former affiliate/enterprise supervisor, Suspect-Keya Morgan, (a.ok.a., Keyarash Mazhari).”
Morgan has not commented on his arrest.
“It had been revealed that nobody had clear authorized authority to behave on Mr. Lee’s behalf; but, Morgan exerted his management and affect over Lee,” the LAPD assertion stated.
The police stated that Morgan is accused of stealing over $262,000 from Lee from his autograph periods, and in addition faces allegations of false imprisonment stemming from a time he allegedly eliminated him from his residence to a secured condominium.
“Fortuitously, Lee was faraway from Morgan’s management on June 11, 2018 when Morgan was arrested by LAPD, Business Crimes Division detectives for producing false 911 calls on Might 30th and Might 31st 2108,” the LAPD assertion stated. “In each cases, Morgan was utilizing this tactic to additional deceive Lee into believing he was in peril and wanted to be moved from his dwelling to a extra secured condominium the place Morgan had extra management over Lee.
Morgan was charged with one felony rely of false imprisonment of an elder or dependent grownup, three felony counts of grant theft of greater than $100,000 from an elder or dependent grownup and one misdemeanor rely of abuse of an elder or dependent grownup. He was jailed in Arizona and bail was set at $300,000.
The Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s workplace charged Morgan with the alleged abuse earlier this month, which resulted in a warrant for his arrest.
Morgan’s legal professional Alex Kessel had stated in a press assertion after the preliminary fees, “He has by no means abused or taken benefit of Mr. Lee in any method. We count on him to be utterly exonerated of all fees.”
Morgan already has a fraught relationship with the late Lee’s household. In August 2018, Lee was granted a restraining order in opposition to Morgan for 3 years. In response to the Los Angeles Occasions, Morgan was required to remain not less than 100 yards away from Lee and his household. Two months prior, Morgan was arrested for allegedly submitting a false police report.
He tweeted afterwards, “For over 10 years I’ve proven nothing however love, respect & kindness to Stan Lee, & his spouse, a reality he has repeated numerous time. I’ve NEVER EVER abused my expensive buddy.”
The paper additionally reported that Morgan was additionally convicted for threatening to kill somebody in 2017 amid an argument between his mom and a property supervisor, citing court docket information. He was sentenced to probation and required to attend anger administration counseling, the outlet stated.
Lee handed away on Nov. 12 on the age of 95. He was credited for creating lots of the well-known Marvel comedian ebook heroes, together with Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow and so many extra.
—Reporting by Amanda Williams