Keya Morgan was taken into custody by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Division’s Industrial Crimes Division, in collaboration with the Phoenix and Scottsdale police departments, the LAPD mentioned in a press release.
Morgan is anticipated to look earlier than a decide earlier than being extradited to California, the place the warrant for his arrest was issued, the information launch mentioned.
Lee, the 95-year-old co-creator of such characters as Spider-Man and Iron Man, died in November. In response to investigators, Lee had been the sufferer in an elder-abuse investigation that started in March 2018.
His property was estimated to be price greater than $50 million, “with no clear safety from opportunists who might insert themselves into his life and take management of it,” the LAPD mentioned.
A request for a restraining order filed final 12 months by Lee’s daughter alleged 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.
On Might 10, Los Angeles County prosecutors filed felony prices towards Morgan together with theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud towards an elder grownup, and false imprisonment of an elder grownup. He was additionally charged with one depend of misdemeanor elder abuse.
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