The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Friday, June 15, 2007

Phisher Jeffrey Goodin sentenced to 70 months

In January I reported that Jeffrey Goodin had been convicted under CAN-SPAM. It is believed this is the first person every convicted in a jury trial for CAN-SPAM violations.

Yesterday, LawFuel Newswire reported that Goodin has been sentenced to 70 months in the federal slammer. In addition, he's being ordered to pay over $1 million to the victims of his phishing schemes, most of it to Earthlink.

After being indicted, Goodin harassed an individual who had been cooperating the authorities. While waiting for trial, Goodin failed to appear at a hearing, causing the FBI to track him down under a failure-to-appear warrant.

See articles in LawFuel and Information Week for more details.

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