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Stan Lee’s former business partner is arrested for elder abuse, accused of mishandling $5million

The late Stan Lee’s former business manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested on elder abuse charges in Arizona Saturday morning, TMZ reports.

It was 10 months after a restraining order was issued against him and six months after the Marvel legend died of heart failure at 95 years old.

Lee’s lawyer accuses Morgan of mishandling more than $5million of his money stemming back a year. The attorney claimed Morgan severely physically and emotionally injured Lee.

Morgan faces grand theft charges stemming from $262,000 that was collected from autograph signing sessions in May 2018 that Lee never received.

Stan Lee’s former business manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested on elder abuse charges in Arizona Saturday morning. He will be extradited to California

It was 10 months after a restraining order was issued against him and six months after the Marvel legend died of heart failure at 95 years old. They are pictured April 2018

It was 10 months after a restraining order was issued against him and six months after the Marvel legend died of heart failure at 95 years old. They are pictured April 2018

Morgan is accused of trying to keep Lee away from his family by moving him to undisclosed locations.

Documents state Lee was taken from his Hollywood Hills home in February 2018 to a secured condo in Beverly Hills in June 2018.

Last July a court demanded Morgan stay 100 yards away from the legend behind Marvel. 

Bail has been set at $300,000 for Morgan

 Bail has been set at $300,000 for Morgan

It was after police conducted a welfare check on Lee keeping Morgan out of the property. But Morgan called cops claiming three burglars were in the home and it led to his arrest for making false 911 calls, which police say was a tactic to convince Lee he was in danger.

The same year Lee had filed a billion dollar lawsuit against POW Entertainment claiming they stole his name and took advantage of him. Lee also claimed in 2018 that a former business stole his blood, filled pens with it and used it to stamp comic books to make money.

Lee died in November 2018 from natural causes. The comic book creator had been in possession of a large estate worth around $50million.

Then two weeks ago in a Los Angeles court, Morgan was charged with one count of false imprisonment – elder adult; three counts of grand theft from elder or dependent adult, special aggravated white collar crime loss of over $100k; and one count of elder or dependent adult abuse.

This weekend Morgan was finally taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department. 

This weekend Morgan was finally taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department

This weekend Morgan was finally taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department

Morgan moved Lee to a secured condo in Beverly Hills in June 2018.  They are pictured with and actor Chadwick Boseman on April 23, 2018 in LA

Morgan moved Lee to a secured condo in Beverly Hills in June 2018.  They are pictured with and actor Chadwick Boseman on April 23, 2018 in LA

Morgan told TMZ: 'This is a witchhunt by his daughter and her lawyer against me because she cannot stand the fact Stan likes me so much'. He's pictured pictured with Joan in 2012

Morgan told TMZ: ‘This is a witchhunt by his daughter and her lawyer against me because she cannot stand the fact Stan likes me so much’. He’s pictured pictured with Joan in 2012

Morgan has accused Lee's daughter of being 'abusive' and says his lawyer is a 'con artist'

Morgan has accused Lee’s daughter of being ‘abusive’ and says his lawyer is a ‘con artist’

Bail has been set at $300,000 as Morgan awaits extradition to Los Angeles.

Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.

Authorities said Morgan sought to manipulate and exert control over Lee even though he did not have authority to act on Lee’s behalf.

Morgan’s lawyer Alex Kessel has said Morgan has never abused or taken advantage of Lee. 

Morgan was charged with one count of false imprisonment - elder adult; three counts of grand theft from elder or dependent adult, special aggravated white collar crime loss of over $100k; and one count of elder or dependent adult abuse

Morgan was charged with one count of false imprisonment – elder adult; three counts of grand theft from elder or dependent adult, special aggravated white collar crime loss of over $100k; and one count of elder or dependent adult abuse

Morgan  has accused the media of trying to destroy celebrities including Britney Spears

Morgan  has accused the media of trying to destroy celebrities including Britney Spears

Morgan tweeted in March: ‘Stan Lee was my partner and best friend of 10 years. I never had a problem with Stan.’ 

Last year Morgan told TMZ: ‘This is a witchhunt by his daughter and her lawyer against me because she cannot stand the fact Stan likes me so much. I will 100% prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the allegations against me are false. The truth will come out.’

In the past few months Morgan has retweeted old posts from Lee about lies in the media. Part of his rants include his opinion that the media is making Britney Spears appear crazy.

Morgan has also posted on social media about his support for Michael Jackson amid child molestation allegations. He says he is making a documentary about the late star who he points out loved old people.

He regularly name drops stars on his Twitter account including actor John Travolta

He regularly name drops stars on his Twitter account including actor John Travolta

Morgan is making a film about Marilyn Monroe and is directing one about Michael Jackson

Morgan is making a film about Marilyn Monroe and is directing one about Michael Jackson

In April, Morgan defended Michael Jackson and tweeted that the late star loved old people

In April, Morgan defended Michael Jackson and tweeted that the late star loved old people

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