The Spam Diaries

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

Friday, June 15, 2007

Texas vs Alonzo Villanueva

Another spammer in legal trouble. The state of Texas charged Alonzo Villanueva with spamming in violation of CAN-SPAM and with operating a bot network. The case was settled before trial.

Villanueva is now prohibited from registering any email account, domain name, etc under a false name. He is prohibited from sending any electronic message with forged headers. He is prohibited from having anything to do with any botnet. He must pay $5000 in fines.

More information at SpamSuite, the San Antonio Business Journal, and the Texas Attorney General press release.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, lots of spam news lately and more of it against spammers. Thanks for finding these stories!

6:57 PM  

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