DA: Marsh settlement won't affect criminal case
Prosecutor: Settlement in civil lawsuit won't affect Stanley Marsh's criminal case
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas prosecutor says the settlement of a civil lawsuit involving millionaire artist Stanley Marsh 3 that alleged he paid teenagers for sex acts won't affect his criminal case.
Special prosecutor Matt Powell says the settlement announced last weekend doesn't alter the 11 felony counts Marsh faces. The settlement addressed accusations by 10 teens of molestation.
Powell says he plans to present the case to a grand jury sometime next month.
Terms of the civil settlement were not released.
Marsh's criminal attorneys have denied the allegations.
Marsh, 74, is free on $300,000 bond. He faces six counts of child sexual assault and five counts of sexual performance by a child.
Marsh is probably best known for planting 10 brightly painted Cadillacs nose down along a Panhandle interstate.
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