Spam King Makes Jail Break

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A man dubbed "The Spam King" has escaped from a minimum-security federal prison in Colorado.

Edward "Eddie" Davidson, 35 was sentenced in April to 21 months in prison for sending massive amounts of unsolicited fraudulent emails promoting penny stocks as good investments.

Davidson was also ordered to pay $714,139 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service and ordered to turn over gold coins and other property he purchased through his scheme.

He had been in the Florence, Colorado prison for about a month and a half when he escaped.

 According to local police, Davidson escaped when his wife came to visit him on Sunday. He got in the car and drove home and later left after changing his clothing.

U.S. Marshals are conducting a search for Davidson, with the FBI, IRS and the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force. A warrant for Davidson has also been issued.

Between 2002 and 2005, Davidson’s company, Power Promoters sent spam promoting watches, perfume and other products.

The email messages Davidson and his partners sent to hundreds of thousands of address contained false header information that hid the actual sender.  Davidson made more than $3.5 million in the scam.

Spam King Makes Jail Break
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  • http://www.fiancee-visa.net Fiancee Visa Attorney

    That is very interesting. I wonder if they will ever find him.

  • http://www.bradstinyworld.com Brad Hart

    Are the sure the prison mail system didn’t just bounce him to the junkmail folder?

  • http://www.fangirlmomma.com Katy Hart

    It is sad that my first thought was about the lunchmeat and not e-mail spam?

  • Auntie Spamm

    Unfortunately he took two others with him. http://cbs4denver.com/local/Edward.Davidson.dead.2.779131.html

  • http://www.advix.890m.com/ crackzsl

    What a spammer he has the ability to break the jail also.

  • http://www.lightingsupply.com/lighting_related_products.aspx Lighting

    I can beleive he shot he wife and family likt that.  Thats very sad.

  • http://www.direito2.com.br Ruben Zevallos Jr.

    I’m tired to receive almost 200 spam messages every day… and not only me… my mail servers receive more than 100 thousand messages per day… millions per month and I don’t want to imagine how many GB I have to pay for nothing…

    • http://www.direito2.com.br Ruben Zevallos Jr.

      I’m sorry about my last comment… I wrote a wrong comment for this post… I read the "Spam King goes to Jail"… I do not wish convited guys scape from jail…

  • jj

     — Davidson made more than $3.5 million in the scam.

    – Davidson was also ordered to pay $714,139 in restitution to the IRS


    Am I the only one who sees something wrong with these two sentences? No wonder it is worth to commit crimes if they can still make a profit after paying for them.

    • Guest

      I can not understand, having worked in law enforcement and corrections, how the prisoner is free to go out to the parking lot where the visitors drive in and out and just get in the car and go home with his wife.  While I have heard the Federal system is like a country club, this is even better, no dues.

      And to think he made over $3 million and only pays restitution of $714,139, what a profitable business for his efforts, plus now he is free and we are ging to have to pay more to catch and imprison him again.  I wonder if they will give him time off for good behavior or time served while he is on the run?  It’s like letting them stay out after conviction while waiting for background reports and setence suggestions or what ever, what about going Direct To Jail, Do Not Pass Go, do not collect $$$, just serve the time.

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  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Debbie Morgan

    I agree with Auntie Spamm and SAL. I heard he shot his wife and children and killed himself.

    I can’t believe this is over jail time. There has to be more to this story.

    What he did should be procecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    I enjoy blogging and commenting on line especially when it is relevant to one of my safety and security products but if I add my web site url in the blog, I’m punished for spamming and lose my blogging priviledges.  Is jail time next?

    I don’t think this is fair. If one of my safety items will save a life, I think it’s wrong to withhold the location of life saving informatiion from the reader.

    I’m thankful this site does not mind me sharing my web site url. Just click on my name!

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