Thursday June 16, 2016

'Spam King' Sentenced To 2.5 Years

It looks as though the "Spam King" will be sitting on a throne in federal prison for the next two and a half years. The courts also ordered the guy to pay more than $310,000 in restitution but, considering he hasn't paid the $1B in default judgments against him so far, I doubt he'll start paying up now.

Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed "spam king" who has bedeviled Web users since the dawn of the public Internet two decades ago, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution for bombarding Facebook users, according to court records. Wallace, 47 آ— also known as "Spamford" and the handle he preferred himself, "the Spam King" آ— pleaded guilty in August to electronic mail fraud and to criminal contempt of court.