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AOL Spammer Gets 30 Months

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan sentenced Adam Vitale to 30 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release. He also was ordered to pay restitution of more than $183,000 to AOL. Vitale plead to conspiracy and two counts of violating anti-spam laws last year for sending unsolicited "spam" emails to about 1.2 million AOL subscribers. 

Meanwhile, "spam king" Robert Soloway awaits sentencing in Seattle. The government is asking for 14 years. The sentence may be handed down on July 22. Details here. On Sentencing Law & Policy, criminal law prof, Douglas Berman (OSU), asks You be the judge: what sentence should "Spam King" get? [JH]

July 17, 2008 in Internet Law | Permalink

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