Judge To Spammer: You’ve Got Nine Years
A Loudoun County Circuit Judge sentenced Jeremy Jaynes, who was convicted of sending unsolicited emails, to nine years in prison in the nation’s first felony prosecution resulting from a spam-related case.
However, according to ABCNews, the sentence is being delayed while Jaynes appeals the court’s ruling. The article goes on to say:
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.
Jaynes, who was convicted in November, was found guilty of send massive amounts of spam, which offered bogus products. One such product was a non-existent “FedEx refund processor.”