Spammer In The Slammer
Rest assured, email recipients, somebody is about to pay dearly for sending you all that Viagra spam. Is a 30-year prison term acceptable for all those clogged in-boxes?
A federal judge thinks so. He must have been offended every time he was asked about the size of his…attachment. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis called Christopher William Smith, 27, a drug kingpin who sold $24 million in prescription drugs through his Xpress Pharmacy store.
The sentence wasn’t just for spamming, though. Smith was convicted on charges of conspiracy, illegal distribution of drugs, money laundering and operating a continuing criminal enterprise.
He also threatened a witness, and moved to the Dominican Republic with a fake passport.
The police seized 17 cars from him, which he had bought with the ill-gotten gains, for which he should serve an extra five years for tacky conspicuous consumption.
But they don’t put people in prison just for being jerks.
If you think 30 years is rough, just wait until his fellow inmates find out who’s been slowing them down while writing emails to prison groupies. Talk about getting your inbox stuffed.