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09 April 2005 @ 05:52 pm
Spam doesn't pay  
Spammer gets 9 years in the slammer.

I like the idea of being harsh on spammers, but this is kind of ridiculous.
I mean, Michael Jackson is only looking at up to 8 years.
 
 
 
Outlier Man: spamlukeii on April 9th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)
According to the article, he made Millions of dollars, through illicit means. What would be appropriate? A fine of a few hundred thousand? A year or two in jail, before going back to living off his riches? A slap on the wrist?

You perspective just shows that Michael Jackson is getting off light, not that this guy is getting an unfair sentence.
Jacobyak_boy on April 9th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
But, surely he would be stripped of his assets as a matter of course.
Outlier Manlukeii on April 9th, 2005 08:28 am (UTC)
What, all assets?

Surely they can only strip him of assets proven to be gained illegally - and the thing is, despite suspecting him of sending 10million emails A DAY, they only presented 53,000 emails as evidence.
Jacobyak_boy on April 9th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
Well, that depends on the legislation.

In some countries/states there is a much lighter burden of proof to determine "ill-gotten" assets, that can therefore be seized.

On top of this, it's quite likely that he could be nabbed on tax evasion, because even if they can't prove the assets were illegally received, he's hardly likely to have declared the income.
Robet Éivaayvah on April 9th, 2005 10:36 am (UTC)
That's not true. Actually, I doubt he could have hidden millions of dollars from the government. He probably just didn't tell them how he got it.
Jacobyak_boy on April 9th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
As for Michael Jackson's potential sentence, it is kind of difficult to quantify the damage he has allegedly done.

Whilst, on the one hand, it's an understandable knee-jerk reaction to say that he should be locked away and throw away the key, but on the other hand, all he did was play with a kid's dick...

Um, yeah, I guess 8 years is kind of light.
Jacobyak_boy on April 9th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
Actually, on re-reading the article, I think the pertinent point that I missed was this:

"Jaynes was considered among the top 10 spammers in the world at the time of his arrest, used the Internet to peddle pornography and sham products and services such as a "FedEx refund processor," prosecutors said."

So presumably part of the sentence is for fraud and what-not, rather than just for annoying people with junk mail.
Robet Éivaayvah on April 9th, 2005 10:27 am (UTC)
I was about to point that out.