Virginia Trying To Throw Spammer In The Slammer

from the lock-'em-up dept

Trying to sneak in a case that uses their tough anti-spam laws before a weak national spam (note: not anti-spam) bill becomes law, Virginia is ready to indict some spammers. Since certain spamming activities can be considered a felony under the Virginia law, which means that they can seize assets and potentially throw the spammers in jail for up to five years. Not many details are coming through, but I’m sure there will be plenty of press coverage once they announce the indictments. Update: Well, that was fast. They’ve indicted two men, both from North Carolina. One of them is already under arrest and is one of the top spammers listed by Spamhaus. They’re accused of “promoting investment schemes, computer software and other products,” though Spamhaus says the one guy is the leader of a group that is pumping out “non-stop porn.”

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