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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.
Ever think about how many minutes or hours of your life you’ve lost to spam messages? As punishment for sending some of them to you, Robert Soloway may get locked up for 26 years.
Soloway, the so-called "King of Spam," pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and tax evasion on Friday. In addition to jail time, he faces heavy fines, and having previously lost lawsuits filed by Microsoft and the owner of an Oklahoma ISP, it would appear the spammer’s nearing the end of his rope.
UPDATE; Our source, Valleywag, has retracted the rumor about the Spam King’s arrest: “Several reporters and spam fighters have checked on the Alan Ralsky story and told me it’s false. The FBI’s Detroit field office told one journalist that the Spam King was not arrested or held, is not in custody, and has not been indicted.”