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.