[Mimedefang] [off-topic] Virginia Law is used for first time for
felony SPAM convictions
Kevin A. McGrail
kmcgrail at pccc.com
Fri Nov 5 09:04:50 EST 2004
After staying up till the wee hours after the election, I missed this news
article about 2 spammers being convicted of 3 felony's each in Virginia this
week. One sentenced to 9 years in jail, one got $7500 fine.
However, one particularly interesting note. This case only accounted for
SPAM sent for less than a month and 3 days of email over 10K each day were
the reason for the 3 felony convictions.
Important to note, these were extraditions from North Carolina where they
SPAMmed users at AOL. It looks like using or sending to Virginia-based
servers will be enough for felony convictions.
Some sparse info here:
More sentencing info here:
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