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July 22, 2008

"'Spam King' gets nearly four years in prison"

The title of this post is the headline of this local article detailing the sentencing outcome in a case that generate lots of notable comments in this prior post.  Here are some of the specifics:

U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ended the reign of the so-called "Spam King," who earned his title by sending out millions of unwanted e-mails, by sentencing the Seattle man to nearly fours years in prison Tuesday....

[Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn] Warma and fellow Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Cohen had asked Pechman to send Soloway away for nine years. But another defense attorney, Richard Troberman, wanted a sentence of two years at the federal prison camp in Sheridan, Ore., and a fine of under $100,000.

Pechman first heard from Soloway, then chose a middle ground.

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Do you think that prosecutors Warma andCohen really felt that nine years was in keeping with the *magnitude * of the crime ? Or that their desires reflected considerations of their careers ? I am a "retired " construct. worker in Seattle

Posted by: d.keefe | Jul 23, 2008 3:35:48 PM

Unfortunately, this story has ended in tragedy. Apparently, this jerk killed himself, a woman and a 3 year old.

Why in the world do people kill kids? What possible reason is there to kill a three-year old?

Posted by: federalist | Jul 24, 2008 9:15:15 PM

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