Judge Sentences Spammer to Nine Years
Top UCE spammer Jeremy Jaynes was sentenced to 9yrs in jail for sending out in excess of 10 million unsolicited commercial emails today by a judge in Virgina The sentence has been postponed pending an appeal on the basis that the crime is so new, and has constitutional implications.
The AP report said:
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.
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."
This means very little untill it's gone through the appeals system but it's a pretty hefty thwack for sending email, unsolicited or not...
Goodroi posted this at the same time it seems, his write up adds some addtional info..
An email spammer sending at least 10 million emails a day was just sentenced to 9 years in prison. His sister was fined $7,5000 and no one else was convicted. He will appeal the ruling on the grounds that "the law was poorly crafted and that prosecutors never proved the e-mail was unsolicited"
The prosecution estimated that he grossed about $750k a month or $9 million a year. Assuming he only was in business for one year, would you go to prison for $1 million dollars a year?