Buffalo Spammer Convicted

from the can-we-put-him-to-work-deleting-spam? dept

Howard Carmack, known as the “Buffalo spammer” has been convicted and should face two to seven years in prison. You may recall that Carmack lost a lawsuit from Earthlink last year to the tune of $16 million. However, that turned out to be the least of his problems as he was being tracked down by NY state officials – who arrested him soon after. Despite all the talk about anti-spam laws this all happened before CAN-SPAM, and he was charged with a number of felony and misdemeanor charges “including forgery, identity theft, falsifying business records and criminal possession of a forgery device.” It seems like most of these could be used against other spammers as well. How thrilled do you think the jury was to throw this guy away for a few years?

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Buffalo Spammer Convicted”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
1 Comment
thecaptain says:

How thrilled?

Well I would have paid the court instead of the other way around to sit on that jury 🙂

However, a sharp defense attorney would probably have eliminated me as a juror…I hate spammers way too much to fake being impartial during the voix-dire (or whatever)

But think of the fun pronouncing him guilty and recommending a heavy sentence 🙂

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...