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'Barefoot Bandit' movie deal worth as much as $1.3M

Crime spree suspect may have been in Pella and Ottumwa in June 2010

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John McGlothlen

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The young Washington state man dubbed the Barefoot Bandit after a cross-country crime spree brought him folk outlaw status has reportedly signed a movie deal worth as much as $1.3 million with 20th Century Fox.

The Daily Herald reports that the money will be used to help pay the minimum $1.4 million that 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore owes in restitution to the victims of his two-year-long crime spree.

Seattle entertainment lawyer Lance Rosen negotiated the deal on Harris-Moore's behalf. He says it's an unusual amount of money to be paid for anyone's life story rights.

Harris-Moore pleaded guilty in June to seven federal felony charges. Sentencing is set for October. He still faces state court charges.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Note from JM: As of today, Harris-Moore has not been charged with any crime in Iowa, according to online court records

 

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