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Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« on: April 09, 2005, 03:55:30 AM »
A Virginia judge sentenced a spammer to nine years in prison yesterday in the United State's first felony prosecution for sending junk e-mail, though the sentence was postponed while the case is appealed.

Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne said that because the law targeting bulk e-mail distribution is new and raises constitutional questions, it was appropriate to defer the prison time until appeals courts rule.

A jury had recommended the nine-year prison term after convicting Jeremy Jaynes of pumping out at least 10 million e-mails a day with the help of 16 high-speed lines, the kind of Internet capacity a 1,000-employee company would need.

Mr. Jaynes, of Raleigh, N.C., told the judge that regardless of how the appeal turns out, "I can guarantee the court I will not be involved in the e-mail marketing business again."

Mr. Jaynes declined to talk to reporters. He remains under $1-million (U.S.) bond.

Prosecutors have described Mr. Jaynes as among the top 10 spammers in the world at the time of his arrest, using the name "Gaven Stubberfield" and other aliases to peddle junk products and pornography. Prosecutors say he grossed up to $750,000 a month.

The jury also convicted Mr. Jaynes's sister, Jessica DeGroot of Raleigh, but recommended only a $7,500 fine. Her conviction was later dismissed by the judge. A third defendant, Richard Rutkowski of Cary, N.C., was acquitted of all charges. AP
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 03:56:26 AM »
lol.
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005, 04:26:21 AM »
What's the motive? To be funny?
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005, 04:40:02 AM »
the motive in this case was to get money from spamming.... ;)

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2005, 04:50:09 AM »
the motive in this case was to get money from spamming.... ;)

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Prosecutors say he grossed up to $750,000 a month.

oh shit didnt read that damn....
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2005, 07:17:58 AM »
On the topic of smartasses, where did the poster p.k.a. smerlus go ???
I sorta miss his pessimistic sarcastic replies..


 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2005, 09:31:35 AM »
wow
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2005, 09:37:44 AM »
On the topic of smartasses, where did the poster p.k.a. smerlus go ???
I sorta miss his pessimistic sarcastic replies..




i'm around, i just don't post much lately, too many games to play
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2005, 04:49:27 PM »
You know they didnt even take his money away, they just are prosecuting him.....he has millions of dollars waiting for him when he gets out and with the interests stackin while he's locked up he's gonna have a grip more
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2005, 06:19:59 PM »
He deserves the death penalty.
 

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2005, 06:54:44 PM »
Not to sound like a dumbass, but is it really Smartass they're talking in the article?

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Re: Smartass gets 9 years for spamming
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2005, 07:33:54 PM »
Wow! I didn't think some computer geek can get such a stiff sentence from the goverment. I guess they don't play.