Smiley’s Restitution Raised to $2.3 Million

Last September, in addition to his 3½-year prison sentence, map thief E. Forbes Smiley III was ordered to pay restitution to his victims; at the time, the amount was tentatively set at $1.9 million (see previous entry). Today the final amount of restitution was set at $2.3 million, the Associated Press reports; the amount “was changed after the parties worked to recover the maps and assess their value.” The sum may be academic, since Smiley may never be able to pay the full amount. Via Map the Universe.