AOL Spammer sentenced to a nine-year prison term - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-10-2005, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
Administratoris Emeritus
GeeS's Avatar
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 44,831
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 544 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
AOL Spammer sentenced to a nine-year prison term

Jeremy Jaynes, 30, was sentenced to a nine-year prison term for violating anti-Spam laws by sending out millions of unsolicited e-mails using fake addresses. 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. "I do not believe a person should go to prison for a law that is invalid,'' Horne said. "There are substantial legal issues that need to be brought before the appellate court."

Virginia, where the AOL corporation is based, prosecuted the case under a law that took effect in 2003 barring people from sending bulk e-mail that is unsolicited and masks its origin. Defence lawyer David Oblon argued that nine years was far too long given that Jaynes was charged as an out-of-state resident with violating a Virginia law that had taken effect just two weeks before.

Jaynes of Raleigh, N.C, convicted in November for using false Internet addresses to send mass e-mail advertisements through an AOL server in Loudoun earned up to $750,000 per month.

Jaynes 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."

"I'm satisfied that the court upheld what 12 citizens in Virginia have determined is an appropriate sentence," Lisa Hicks-Thomas, a prosecutor with the computer crimes division of the Virginia attorney general's office said. The trial jury recommended Jaynes serve three consecutive three-year sentences.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 03:53 PM
BenzWorld Member
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: Passat Variant
Location: Up Nord
Posts: 314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to kuan1
RE: AOL Spammer sentenced to a nine-year prison term

Wow! Nine years! Better off dealing dope.

All hail the Sixteen Men of Tain!
kuan1 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 04:27 PM
BenzWorld Veteran
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1980 280e
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RE: AOL Spammer sentenced to a nine-year prison term

Wow just Wow, $750,000/month spamming, thats really amazing I wonder how much of that he's "saved" and will be waiting for him when he gets out??
ilikemercedes is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome