The Spam Diaries

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

Friday, March 14, 2008

Soloway pleads guilty

Spammer Robert Soloway, who was arrested in May of last year has pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle. He's pled guilty to fraud, CAN-SPAM violations, and failure to file an income tax return. The feds dropped the charge of aggravated identity theft in a plea bargain. He faces up to 26 years total on the three charges. He will also have to forfeit roughly $10,000 in property and sit through a polygraph test on the issue of his other assets.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only wonder.......who holds the reins to his botnets now?

Surely he's handed command and control over to someone else....?

Likely in Russia, maybe China, Japan, or Canada?

6:18 PM  

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