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'Barefoot Bandit' to be sentenced in federal court Friday

Colton Harris-Moore, otherwise known as the 'Barefoot Bandit,' is scheduled to receive his sentence in US federal court in Seattle on Friday.

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    Colton Harris-Moore, right, also known as the "Barefoot Bandit," stands with his attorney, John Henry Browne, in Island County Superior Court, Dec. 16, 2011, in Coupeville, Wash.
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Colton Harris-Moore — the notorious "Barefoot Bandit" — is scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning in a Seattle federal court for his infamous two-year international crime spree of break-ins and boat and plane thefts.

The 20-year-old pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced for his state crimes.

Federal prosecutors had asked for a six-and-a-half year federal term to be served while he serves his state time. Harris-Moore's attorneys had requested a federal term of less than six years.

Harris-Moore was arrested in the Bahamas in 2010 when authorities shot out the motor of a boat he stole. He arrived in the Bahamas after making a daring cross-country dash in stolen boats and cars, stealing a plane in Indiana and crash-landing it off the Caribbean islands.

 
 
 

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