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 <a href=”http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/148767/colorado_spam_king_walks_away_from_prison_camp.html target=”_new”>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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Anonymous Coward says:

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?

Just Do It says:

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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