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Stan Lee's former business partner Keya Morgan was arrested in Arizona this weekend for alleged elder abuse.
"This morning, Scottsdale and Phoenix Police Department in collaboration with LAPD Commercial Crimes Detectives arrested Keya Morgan on an outstanding Arrest Warrant issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office," read an LAPD statement to E! News. "Morgan will go before a judge and eventually extradited to Los Angeles to face charges."
"Mr. Stan Lee, the 95-year old Marvel Comic Book creator/icon who passed away on November 12, 2018 from pre-existing medical conditions, had been the victim in an elder abuse estate investigation that began in March 2018," the statement said. "Mr. Lee had a large estate worth over an estimated $50 million with no clear protection from opportunists who could insert themselves into his life and take control of it. Allegations of financial elder abuse came to the forefront involving former associate/business manager, Suspect-Keya Morgan, (a.k.a., Keyarash Mazhari)."
Morgan has not commented on his arrest.
"It had been revealed that no one had clear legal authority to act on Mr. Lee's behalf; yet, Morgan exerted his control and influence over Lee," the LAPD statement said.
The police said that Morgan is accused of stealing over $262,000 from Lee from his autograph sessions, and also faces allegations of false imprisonment stemming from a time he allegedly removed him from his residence to a secured condominium.