The judge acknowledged that Harris-Moore had a difficult childhood, one with “complete lack of parental guidance” and alcohol abuse. But he said he was concerned that that his previous court appearances didn’t have an impact on him.
Jones acknowledged that Harris-Moore committed his early crimes to survive after fleeing from home. But he said “most of the federal offenses were committed for one reason: to fulfill your passion for flying at all costs and consequences.”
There’s a $1.3 million deal with 20th Century Fox for a movie based on Harris-Moore, but federal prosecutor Darwin Roberts said he doesn’t expect that to be enough money to cover restitution.
Entertainment lawyer Lance Rosen said outside the courtroom that Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black — who wrote “Milk” and the recent “J. Edgar” — has met with Harris-Moore several times and has turned in a draft of the script.