Spammer Gets 9-Year Sentence

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A Virginia Court gave Jeremy Jaynes, who was convicted of sending bulk emails with spoofed addresses, a nine-year sentence on Friday.

However, because of an appeals process and by the Judge’s recommendation, it may 4 years before Jaynes serves one day behind bars. According to PCPro.com, during his spam campaign, the defendant sent massive amounts of fake emails, all of which had bogus offers designed to dupe unsuspecting recipients out of their money.

During his career as one of the world’s most prolific spammers, the prosecution claimed that James amassed a fortune of some $24 million. According to prosecutors, he was churning out up to a million emails a day. Despite a response rate of 0.3 per cent he was bringing in around $750,000 a month.

Amongst the ‘products’ offered via his mass emailing were pornography, fake products and work-at-home schemes which purported to allow people to earn up to $75 an hour working from home. The prosecution had told the jury that in a single month Jaynes had received 10,000 credit card orders – each for the scam.

Although, because the Jaynes conviction and sentence are the first for such an act, presiding Judge Thomas Horne feels there are a number of legal issues to be resolved. Because of this, he allowed to the penalty to be delayed until Jaynes completes the appeals process. PCPro indicates:

He therefore released Jaynes saying ‘I do not believe a person should go to prison for a law that is invalid. There are substantial legal issues that need to be brought before the appellate court.’

The Jaynes defense team feels the appeals process could take years to complete.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

Spammer Gets 9-Year Sentence
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