LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles police today said the late-comic book legend Stan Lee’s one-time partner and business manager has been arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant, in a collaborative effort with the Scottsdale and Phoenix police departments in Arizona.
Keya Morgan, also known as Keyarash Mazhari, 43, was arrested Saturday morning, according to a statement that was released by the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Morgan will go before a judge and eventually extradited to Los Angeles to face charges,” according to the statement.
His bail was set at $300,000.
Morgan was facing one felony count of false imprisonment of an elder adult, three felony counts of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against and elder and one misdemeanor count of elder abuse, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Public Information Office.
The City Attorney’s Office filed misdemeanor counts against Morgan last year of falsely reporting an emergency and falsely reporting a crime, along with a probation violation.
Lee, 95, died on Nov. 12, 2018 from pre-existing medical conditions, police said, and had been the victim in an elder abuse investigation that began in March 2018.
Last July, the former business manager told TMZ, “For over 10 years I have shown nothing but love, respect & kindness to Stan Lee, & his wife, a fact he has repeated countless times.”
He also accused Lee’s daughter and her lawyer of a “witchhunt” against him borne out of jealousy.
Police also said that it had been revealed that no one had clear authority to act on Lee’s behalf, yet Morgan allegedly exerted his control and influenced Lee, who had a large estate worth more than $50 million.