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Spammer sentenced to 9 years in prison

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posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 08:32 AM
Jaynes, A 30 year old man, was convicted of spamming internet users with millions upon millions of junk e-mail. This led to his sentencing by a judge in Leesberg, Virginia to 9 years in prison. A victory for websurfers everywhere.

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA -- A man convicted in the nation's first felony case against illegal spamming was sentenced Friday to 9 years in prison for bombarding Internet users with millions of junk e-mails.

Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne delayed the start of Jeremy Jaynes' prison term while the case is appealed, saying the law is new and raises constitutional questions. A jury recommended the 9-year term for the Raleigh, N.C., man.

Jaynes, 30, who was considered among the top 10 spammers in the world at the time of his arrest, used the Internet to peddle pornography and sham products and services such as a "FedEx refund processor," prosecutors said. Thousands fell for his e-mails, and prosecutors said the operation grossed up to $750,000 per month.

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E-mails can now be clicked on without the junk attached. Sites will open up, without those annoying popups. Computers will no longer stall, become idle and then crash. One's privacy will be respected. A true utopia, one can dream.

[edit on 9-4-2005 by RANT]

posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 08:42 AM
This story is already covered in ATSNN here.


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