A federal judge sentenced “Spam King” Robert Soloway to almost four years in prison for sending out more than 90 million unwanted e-mails. Soloway is the second person sentenced under the Can-Spam Act. Soloway told the judge he sent the spam to support his lavish lifestyle; prosecutors had asked for nine years, to send a message that “the financial and societal costs of this crime are immense” and will be punished. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The bottom line
July 23, 2008
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