'Rockefeller' Sentenced to 4-5 Years
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 12, 2009 2:01 PM CDT
Defense attorney Timothy Bradl, left, talks to Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, in the courtroom today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A German man who called himself Clark Rockefeller and spun fantastic stories about himself during 3 decades in the US was sentenced today to 4 to 5 years for kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was convicted of parental kidnapping today for taking the girl during a supervised visit and of assault for injuries suffered by the social worker who was with them.