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Spam King arrested

Date: June 01, 2007

A top spammer known as the "Spam King" has been arrested after years of investigations and experts say it could result in a short-term dip in the volume of spam.

Robert Alan Soloway, 27, is accused of using botnets to send out millions of spam emails. A federal grand jury returned a 35-count indictment against Soloway charging him with mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, according to the Associated Press.

Soloway pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to all charges. The case is the first in the country in which federal prosecutors have used identity theft statutes to prosecute a spammer for taking over an Internet domain name. Soloway could face decades in prison.
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2007-06-25 04:38:19 - way you s*ck leask nick gordon
2007-06-25 04:33:49 - SPAM KING RULES michael leask
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