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Harvey Updyke, who was ordered in December 2013 to pay almost $800,000 in restitution for poisoning Auburn's Toomer's Oaks, has only paid $99 to the university so far.

September 10, 2014

Harvey Updyke, who was ordered in December 2013 to pay almost $800,000 in restitution for poisoning the oak trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner, has only paid $99 to the university so far, according to The Auburn Plainsman

Updyke was ordered to make monthly payments of $500, and his attorney's request to change it to $50 a month because of financial hardship was denied. 

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The Plainsman reports that Updyke has only made one payment of $100, which had a $1 processing fee. 

Updyke is currently on five years of supervised probation after serving six months in prison as part of his sentence. He could have his probation revoked if he fails to make the monthly payments. 

In August, Updyke was scheduled to participate in a charity dunk tank event, which got called off after organizers received death threats. 

- Molly Geary

 

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