A German man who called himself Clark Rockefeller and hobknobbed Manhattan's elite while spinning fantastic stories about his past has lost his bid for a reduced sentence in the kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter.
His lawyer argued Tuesday that Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter should serve two years or less in prison. That's less than half the four- to five-year sentence he received last year.
A prosecutor said the higher sentence was appropriate, given the suffering he caused the girl's mother. It took authorities six days to find Gerhartsreiter and his daughter in Baltimore. The girl was unhurt.
He plans to appeal his conviction.