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May 31, 2007

Spammer Arrested for Spamming

Noted spammer Robert Soloway was arrested yesterday and charged in federal court with mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.  The CAN-SPAM Act probably figures in there somewhere. The charges stem from Soloway's activities as a high volume spammer using zombie PC's to send out at least a million of spam messages per day.  He also allegedly misled legitimate businesses to buy advertising services from him, failed to provide the services, and threatened them when they complained. 

Some of the more colorful stories about Soloway are in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (his hometown newspaper), PC Magazine, CNET, and the Washington Post.

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