LOS ANGELES (AP) – A former chief executive of Stan Lee was arrested on Saturday on older abuse charges involving the late comic book.
Keya Morgan was taken to jail in Arizona on an excellent arrest warrant being accused of Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month.
Morgan faces crimes, including theft, immersion, forgery or fraud against an older adult and false jail of an older adult. A misdemeanor counter also claims older abuse.
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Authorities say Morgan sought to capitalize on Marvel Comic's mastermind's wealth and exert influence over Lee, even though he had no power to act on his behalf.
] Police say Morgan got more than $ 262,000 from autograph signatures Lee did in May 201
Lee & # 39; s daughter said in a request for a detention order last year that Morgan manipulated the mentally diminishing Lee and prevented him from seeing family and friends and attempted to take control of his money and business affairs.
Lawyer Alex Kessel has said Morgan has never abused or exploited Lee. Kessel said in a mail on Saturday that he had been in contact with prosecutors to arrange Morgan to surrender Tuesday.
"It is unfortunate that DA and police did not comply with our commitment to surrender next week and arrest him" Kessel said in an email.
Lee died in November at the age of 95.
Morgan's bail is set at $ 300,000. He will eventually be handed over to Los Angeles to meet the charges.