Sep 11, 2014 5:48 PM

Man accused in Letterman kidnap plot released

The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk-show host David Letterman's young son and nanny nine years ago has been released from a Montana prison.

Montana Department of Corrections spokeswoman Judy Beck says Kelly Frank was released Thursday morning after his parole request was granted in June.

Beck says Frank will live in Las Vegas under the supervision of the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation.

Frank had been hired as a painter on Letterman's ranch near the Rocky Mountain Front.

Frank was arrested in March 2005 on charges that he planned to abduct the 16-month-old boy and nanny and hold them for $5 million ransom.

The kidnapping charge was dropped in exchange for guilty pleas to charges theft, obstruction and possessing illegally killed wildlife.


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