Forbes Smiley Profile

E. Forbes Smiley III has not talked to the media since the news of his arrest on map theft charges broke in July. The Hartford Courant, however, has interviewed friends, neighbours, colleagues and detractors to piece together a portrait of the man. It’s a very long, very interesting article that, in part, points out Smiley’s long-standing financial problems — the implication being, I guess, that those problems may go some way to explaining Smiley’s motives.

Smiley is scheduled to appear in court on October 3. See the Map Thefts category archive for previous coverage of this case.