[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.

Regards,
KAM

Some sparse info here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23622-2004Nov3.html

More sentencing info here:

http://www.computerweekly.com/articles/article.asp?liArticleID=134815&liArticleTypeID=1&liCategoryID=2&liChannelID=28&liFlavourID=1&sSearch=&nPage=1 



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