“Spam King” Behind Bars!

We all know spam is evil… and we all hate it! How often have I said, only half-jokingly, that all spammers will be “first up against the wall when the revolution comes!” Well, Robert Soloway is now “up against the wall” so to speak! He is in jail! And spam might just take a dive now that he is!

‘Spam King’ Behind Bars, Authorities Say

“The arrest of a 27-year-old Seattle man is being hailed as a major victory in the fight against spam — and some are saying it could lead to a noticeable decrease in the amount of spam worldwide. ‘Spam is a scourge of the Internet, and Robert Soloway is one of its most prolific practitioners,’ US Attorney Jeffrey Sullivan said. ‘Our investigators dubbed him the ‘Spam King’ because he is responsible for millions of spam emails. Soloway is accused of sending tens of millions of such mails between November 2003 and May 2007, promoting his company Newport Internet Marketing that offered ‘broadcast e-mail’ software and services. Federal officials arrested Soloway after a federal grand jury indicted him on 35 counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, fraud in connection with electronic mail, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering. The federal government is also seeking $772,998 in damages.”

Very nice! I hope he gets a life sentence for every piece of spam he sent!

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