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The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller will get back about half of the gold coins and cash authorities took after he was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter.

Prosecutors and attorneys for Rockefeller signed an agreement Monday to turn over 160 cold coins -- worth about $140,000 -- and $6,480 in cash so he can pay for his defense. Both sides said Rockefeller got the money from a divorce settlement with his ex-wife.

Rockefeller is actually German citizen Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German national who once lived in Connecticut and has been labeled a "person of interest" in the 1985 disappearance of a San Marino, Calif., couple, authorities said.

He has pleaded not guilty to parental kidnapping.

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