Spammer gets up to 26 years prison!

Speaking of spam, Robert Soloway, the man authorities had dubbed “the king of spam” is facing a possible 26 year jail sentence after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and tax evasion.  Apparently, Soloway raked in more than $300,000 from his spam operations in 2005 and failed to file either a state or federal tax return in his home state of Washington.

Soloway is accused of using a database of 157 Million email addresses to send out spam e-mails using a botnet.  The prosecution is also seeking more than $700,000 in damages.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6707333.stm

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