Scott Richter was a bigtime spammer, who was so proud of being a spammer, at one point he planned to release his own line of "Spamking" clothing
(seriously). In 2005, though, he filed for bankruptcy
(even though it appeared his spamming operations were still rolling in cash
. That same year, there were reports that Richter had actually gone legit
and he was actually removed from the infamous ROKSO list of known spammers (not an easy list to get removed from). Except... sometimes it's just difficult to stay away. MySpace sued Richter
in 2007 and won a $6 million award
against him (though, Richter claimed victory since MySpace wanted much more).
Now, Michael Scott
alerts us to the news that Richter tried to have his insurance company pay the fines, but a court has now said that these fines were excluded from the policies
, and thus Richter is on the hook for the fines instead. That seems like a good thing. It would be pretty troubling if spammers were able to buy insurance against getting fined.