One Spammer Sentenced To 4 Years In Jail As Another Escapes From Prison

from the revolving-doors dept

Last week, we asked you how you would sentence a convicted spammer, and you came up with all sorts of colorful solutions. I doubt it influenced the judge much, but she's now sentenced the spammer in question to almost four years in jail, noting that she hopes it will serve as a warning to other spammers, especially unrepentant ones like Robert Soloway:
"This individual has refused to stop his criminal conduct, notwithstanding two separate civil judgments and an injunction by a U.S. federal court judge. I suggest to you the only effective way to stop Soloway is a long prison sentence during which he'll be incapable of continuing this criminal activity."
Of course, on the very same day the sentence was handed down, another spammer escaped from the minimum security prison where he was serving a 21-month sentence. Federal Marshals and the FBI are apparently now searching for him. Perhaps Soloway will have a bit more security.


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    Jerry Lees, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 6:36am

    Escaped?

    "another spammer escaped from the minimum security prison"...

    That's awesome! When they find him they'll give him more time and put him in "FEDERAL pound me in the xxx prison" (to quote office space)

     

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    SierraNightTide, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 7:04am

    escape

    yea.... he should have just did his time. Min security isn't nearly as bad as other jails.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 7:14am

    Moron

    21 months in minimum security?

    Now he gets another decade tacked on and goes to Real Prison.

     

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    ClosedEyesSeeing, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 7:49am

    Re: Moron

    To be fair, he's a spammer. Can't really give him too much credit in the brains department.

     

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    James, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 8:47am

    Kneecaps

    Spammers should be shot in them before any other form of sentencing begins.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 9:09am

    listen to some of you tards. you're government is raping you right under your nose, but you want people who send out emails (which never make it to my inbox because im not a dumbass) shot dead? get a grip on your little chimp brain before you accidentally shoot yourself in that retard rage that you easily slip into.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 10:03am

    I agree

    I agree with "by Anonymous Coward on Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 9:09am"
    spammers should NOT be shot, they should be beheaded, and their remains mailed to present not-yet convicted spammers.

    Any anyone defending spammers, you prob. are a spammer, and you will be caught eventually...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 10:13am

    Maybe he wants to be somebodies butt buddy in jail, or is hoping to meet up with another fellow spammer >.>

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 10:38am

    Stupid escaped spammer. Doesn't he know they'll catch him and send him to a prison with 90 different in-fighting gangs, end up being beaten senseless, and spend the rest of his life eating through a straw?

    Hmmm... maybe it's a good thing he tried to escape.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 10:42am

    look at all these keyboard warriors. why dont you start "The Million Noob March" and push for public beheadings of spammers, or stfu.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 11:13am

    Let em spam each other...

    Put them in adjoining cells with 2 networked PC's and make them each send 1000 v1agra emails to one another each day.
    Each must contain a new subject line.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 11:16am

    Re:

    Option A

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 12:24pm

    I could care less about some emails that never make it to my inbox.

    What I do get irritated about, is the fact that your phone company will sell your telephone number the instant you sign up. I gave no one my new telephone number (have 2 cellphones and didn't plan to keep the dsl very long) and in less than a week, I got one of those fundraising calls and they knew my name.

    Let's put the focus on the the real bad guys in the advertising world. The companies that YOU pay money to, for service, that sell your info directly to ad agencies.

    Or how about the letters and coupon packages that come in my snail mail box that are addressed to "Current Resident"? No complaints about this spam?

     

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    KG (profile), Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 12:27pm

    Re: I agree

    Do like the Arabs would... cut off the spammer's fingers.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 23rd, 2008 @ 12:29pm

    Re: Re: I agree

    That might not be a good option for you, considering the Arabs would behead you for downloading gay porn.

     

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    Just Do It, Jul 25th, 2008 @ 5:26am

    Spammer

    STOP! First ask yourselves, what is prison really like? As an ex-offender, I should know. Please people do not get me wrong; I'm not proud of that. I'm just trying to say that a minimum security facility is not prison, it's a play ground with all types of perks for the inmates. This includes a cinema on the grounds, a fully equiped kitchen with real stoves, visitors can bring you cooked food, sh*t you even get to go outside the 4foot fence everyday with a work crew and speak to people in the streets. It's a joke. This guy should have been sent to a maximum security facility, where he would have really learned his lesson. As far as chopping fingers off, and beheadings; please don't talk about something you have not witnessed or been thru. I served my country in combat, and I have seen and been in places where these things happen on a daily basis over and over. You should thank God everyday for being an American who is protected by the constitution of this country, where stupid sh#t like that dosen't happen. I'm a 9/11 survivor, who served his city as a C.S. and a hard core Marine. I identify and agree with some of you, and yes I cant stand spamming, but their are other civil ways to go about things. Cut the crap, and get with the program. Peace!

     

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    دردشة, Jul 5th, 2009 @ 2:34pm

    tankyo

     

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