‘Spam King’ Plea Bargains, Faces 20 Years for Snail Mail Fraud

Robert Soloway, crowned the “spam king” by federal prosecutors for having sent millions of unwanted e-mails around the globe, pleaded guilty Friday to felony mail fraud, fraud in connection with electronic mail and failing to file a tax return in 2005, the year he made at least US$300,000 through his junk e-mail business.Soloway appeared at a hastily scheduled hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle, where he was set to go to trial in two weeks on a 40-count indictment that included seven counts of aggravated identity theft — which carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence added on to any other sentence — and 13 counts of money laundering.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/62145.html‘King of spam’ pleads guilty, faces 26 years in prison [IDG]
Robert Soloway has avoided fines in the past when found guilty of spam charges, but this time around he may not be so luckyThe notorious spammer authorities dubbed “the king of spam” is facing a possible 26-year jail sentence after pleading guilty in Seattle on Friday to charges of fraud and tax evasion.Robert Soloway, 28, had already been found guilty of spam charges in several civil cases — Microsoft won a $7.8 million judgment against him in 2005 — but had avoided paying fines in those cases. The criminal charges to which he pleaded guilty on Friday followed his arrest in 2007 by the U.S. Justice Department.
www.infoworld.com/article/08/03/17/King-of-Spam-pleads-guilty-faces-26-years-in-prison_1.html‘Spam King’ Robert Alan Soloway Pleads Guilty
Soloway could receive up to 20 years in prison and over half a million dollars in fines for mail, e-mail, and tax violations.“Spam King” Robert Alan Soloway, who owns Newport Internet Marketing Corporation, pleaded guilty on Friday in Seattle’s U.S. District Court to mail and e-mail fraud and willful failure to file a tax return.Soloway could receive up to 20 years in prison and over half a million dollars in fines when he is sentenced on June 20 by U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman. The bulk of Soloway’s sentence is likely to come from the mail fraud offense, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. E-mail fraud is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Willful failure to file a tax return is punishable by up to a year in prison.
www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206904155Spam doesn’t pay: man faces 26 year sentence for spamming
Spamming can pay big bucks, but it hasn’t paid off for a Seattle man who was once considered the eighth-largest spammer in the world by Spamhaus. Robert Soloway, 28, pleaded guilty to electronic mail fraud, “snail” mail fraud, and not filing a tax return in 2005 — when he reportedly made over $300,000 from his spamming activities.

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