By People Staff
February 26, 1999 12:00 AM

A man who kidnapped Frank Sinatra Jr. in 1963 and recently sold his story to a Hollywood movie studio has asked a Los Angeles court to overturn a California law that bars felons from profiting from their crimes, Reuters reports. But Sinatra’s lawyer, Richard Specter, argued that Barry Keenan — who spent five years in prison for abducting the famous crooner’s 19-year-old son from a Nevada casino — should not be allowed to profit from his misdeeds. The court is expected to rule on the subject within 90 days. Its decision will have no effect on the planned (and as yet untitled) Columbia Pictures film about the incident, to be directed by Betty Thomas.

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