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POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM
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    A federal judge sentenced Colton Harris-Moore, whom authorities dubbed the Barefoot Bandit, to
    six-and-a-half years in prison on Friday for an infamous string of thefts and burglaries. The federal
    sentence will run concurrently with his state ...


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BAREFOOT BANDIT
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM




                                                               (CNN) -- A federal judge sentenced Colton
                                                               Harris-Moore, whom authorities dubbed
                                                               the Barefoot Bandit, to six-and-a-half years
                                                               in prison on Friday for an infamous string
                                                               of thefts and burglaries.


                                                               The federal sentence will run concurrently
                                                               with his state imprisonment of seven
                                                               years and three months imposed in
                                                               December, the judge ruled.


                                                               T h e 2 0-year-o l d g a i n e d n o t o r i e t y --
                                                               including 50,000 Facebook fans and a
    movie deal -- while leading authorities on a two-year manhunt while eluding capture in stolen
    boats, cars and planes, often while barefoot, authorities said. He once left chalk outlines of bare
    footprints at one crime scene.


    Harris-Moore pleaded guilty last year to federal charges stealing an airplane, piloting it without a
    license, burglarizing a bank and possessing a firearm as a fugitive.


    He also pleaded guilty in December to 33 state charges related to residential burglaries, identity
    thefts, a firearm theft, a car theft, attempting to elude a police vehicle and other offenses, according
    to court documents. He was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on those
    charges.


    Prosecutors recommended that Harris-Moore get 78 months in prison on the federal charges,
    according to court documents. Harris-Moore had asked for 70 months.


    As part of the federal plea deal, he agreed to give up any profits that may come from book or movie
    deals on his story. His attorney has said Harris-Moore wants any such money to go to victims. He
    is estimated to owe more than $1.4 million in restitution in the federal case.


    Under the Washington state plea arrangement, he would also have to give up any proceeds for
    restitution on the state offenses, court documents said.


    He was arrested in July 2010 after crashing a stolen plane in the Bahamas and then trying to
    escape in a stolen boat. He'd been on the run from police since escaping from a Washington
    group home in 2008.

				
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