Man Accused of Plotting to Kidnap Letterman’s Son Is Released From Prison

Dec 26, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A man who was once accused of plotting to kidnap late-night talk show icon David Letterman’s son and nanny was released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole, the AP reports.

“Kelly Allen Frank was released in mid-November and is under the supervision of parole officials, the Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday,” the AP reports. “Frank was a painter on Letterman’s Montana ranch when he was arrested in 2005 on charges of solicitation to kidnap. Investigators said he told an acquaintance of a plan to abduct Letterman’s son, Harry Joseph, then 16 months old, and the nanny for a $5 million ransom.”

Frank reportedly made a deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to theft for overcharging Letterman for his painting work. “He also pleaded guilty to obstruction for lying to investigators and to an unrelated poaching charge,” the AP reports.

Prosecutors dropped the kidnapping-related charge, and Frank received a 10-year prison sentence. He reportedly escaped in 2007, then was recaptured and had 10 years added to his sentence.

“He was released in 2014 but re-arrested in 2015 for violating the terms of his parole,” the story reports. “The conditions of his latest parole include spending at least six months in semi-restricted housing and wearing a GPS monitor for at least six months.”

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