OT: Spammer goes to jail :-)
Ralph W. Reid
rreid at sunset.net
Tue Jun 22 02:34:55 EDT 2004
Those of you who do not like getting spam might appreciate this
excerpt from the, "Amateur Radio Newsline, June 18, 2004,"
newsletter available at
<a href="http://www.arnewsline.org/">this site.</a>
ENFORCEMENT: SPAMMER GOES TO JAIL
A New York state man who sent out millions of "spam" e-mails has been
sentenced to three and a half to seven years in prison. This according
to a May 27th news release from that states Attorney General's office
which said that Howard Carmack, known as the "Buffalo Spammer," received
the maximum sentence for 14 counts of identity theft and forgery.
A spokesman for New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said that
Carmack sent out hundreds of millions of bulk e-mail messages. That he
flooded inboxes and saddled Internet providers with millions of dollars
in costs. But it was his use of stolen identities and forged addresses
that caused action by state prosecutors. New York has no state laws
specifically dealing with spam. Carmack was found guilty of violating
state forgery and identity-theft laws in April.
Internet provider EarthLink Inc. won a $16.5 million judgment against
Carmack last year, and EarthLink officials testified in the criminal
trial as well. (Published news reports)
Ralph. N6BNO. Wisdom comes from central processing, not from I/O.
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