Colton Harris Moore

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz


The U.S. government now owns the story of Colton Harris-Moore, the bumbling thief thief and cool their heels criminals in jail, while a film about his exploits as the "Barefoot Bandit" appears headed for a theater near you.

20 years of Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to seven charges Friday in a federal plea agreement that recommends he serve between five and six and a quarter and a half years in prison to address the federal aspects of its series of crimes two years, including the theft of two planes and a boat and being a fugitive in possession of a firearm.

I'm still waiting more than 30 state offices in four counties, which could add time to take the work of Harris-Moore.

San Juan County, Washington State Attorney Randall Gaylord said Friday he hopes the state's cost will be consolidated for a hearing on the petition Month Island County Superior Court next.

28-page signed an agreement filed at the federal level, Moore says Harris, negotiates to buy her life story of the film. The government hopes that the negotiations successfully - Harris-Moore is due at least $ US1.4 million ($ A1.33 million), the restoration of the federal coffers, and at least $ US250, 000 ($ A237, 868.7), the return State prosecutors said.

Under the agreement, all revenues in the history of Harris-Moore dates to his many victims.

"Mr. Harris-Moore escape justice is over," said U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan at a news conference after the hearing of the plea. "Although we can not keep him from telling his story, we can ensure it never sees a penny for his crimes."

John Henry Browne, Harris-Moore lawyer says his client did not want money or publicity.

Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to bank robbery, the transport between aircraft and transportation from overseas of a stolen gun, being a fugitive in possession of a gun, fly a plane without a valid certificate aviator interstate transportation of stolen vessels and interstate transport of a plane to fly.

Penalty for October 28 before U.S. District Judge Richard Jones.

Gaylord said the government consolidated case is likely to include a charge of first-degree robbery still be filed in Snohomish County, which involves a firearm. The state would charge more serious than that of Harris-Moore and could land in jail for over 10 years.

Gaylord declined to discuss the status of plea negotiations in the case, but the state said it is possible to Harris-Moore could face more jail time than it will be federal charges.

Series of crimes Harris-Moore began in Island County, Washington, shortly after escaping from a halfway house in April 2008 Renton.

For more than two years he evaded capture by making a series of burglaries and thefts, according to the enforcement staff of the law.

After teaching himself to fly reportedly studying flight manuals and websites, Harris-Moore was the number of aircraft, including Cessna, Idaho, in September 2009 that crashed near Granite Falls.

He flew a plane in Indiana and crashed last July 4 in the Bahamas, where he was captured a week later.

He was nicknamed "Barefoot Bandit" because the fingerprints found naked in a series of crime scenes. San Juan Islands, chalk outline of the feet found the floor of the store robbed.

The Internet has "Barefoot Bandit" a cult hero in the world - a Colton Harris-Moore's Facebook page boasted tens of thousands of followers. The federal charges for the following crimes:

Bank robbery, breach of September 5, 2009, the Bank Island Eastsound -.

- The interstate transportation of stolen aircraft September 29, 2009, theft of a Cessna Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The aircraft was abandoned near Granite Falls.

- The interstate and foreign transportation of a stolen gun, arising from the theft of a 0.32 caliber pistol in Canada. Harris-Moore took the firearm in Idaho, then the plan he flew at Granite Falls.

- Fugitive in possession of a firearm after Harris-Moore was a Jennings .22 caliber pistol between October 2009 and 1 May 6, 2010.

- Flying a plane without a pilot's license valid in the alleged theft of a plane of Anacortes, which was conducted in Eastsound, Orcas Island, February 10. The charge is punishable by three years in prison.

- The interstate transportation of a stolen vessel, involving the theft of a boat 34 feet in Ilwaco, Pacific County. The ship sailed to Oregon May 31

- Interstate transportation of stolen aircraft, arising from car theft last July 4 from Bloomington, Indiana. The car was flown to the Bahamas.