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‘Barefoot Bandit’ fails in bid to end probation early to become a motivational speaker

FILE – In a Wednesday, May 8, 2013, file photo, Colton Harris-Moore, right, who is also known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” sits in a Skagit County Superior Courtroom, in Mount Vernon, Wash., next to his attorney, John Henry Browne, left.  Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox has paid more than $1 million to settle the “Barefoot Bandit’s” court-ordered restitution in exchange for the rights to his story. The studio wrote a check to the U.S. Marshal’s office earlier in November 2015. The money mostly paid for three small airplanes he stole and crash landed and a boat he hijacked in the Bahamas while evading capture. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) NY111 NY111

Colton Harris-Moore — who gained worldwide notoriety as the "Barefoot Bandit" for a two-year crime spree that ended in the Bahamas nearly a decade ago — sought an early end to his three-year term on federal probation, which is set to expire in September.

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