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Sunde’s situation is also unclear. Although he is required to spend his 8 month sentence in the Västervik Norra prison, his lawyer Peter Althin has hinted that there may some sort of appeal in the spring.
Fredrik Neij, aka TiAMO, was told he will spend 10 months in Kirseberg prison in Malmö, Sweden. Neij has made no secret of his time in Thailand during recent years but his current whereabouts are unknown.
Finally, the not insignificant matter of money, specifically the 46 million kronor the Pirate Bay four are required to hand over to the movie and recording company plaintiffs to compensate them for their claimed losses. That’s roughly $6.9 million dollars but it doesn’t stop there since there is a significant amount of interest to be added.
As of a month ago the amount owed had jumped nearly 60% to 73 million kronor – $10.97 million. Or put it another way, an extra $1 million each for Neij, Sunde, Svartholm and Lundström.
But as the founders have made clear for a long time, this amount could be a billion each, they don’t plan on paying anything. The authorities simply can’t find any assets in their names in Sweden. They did find 225,000 kronor ($33,800) belonging to Lundström, but the successful businessman probably won’t worry too much about that.