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US spammer gets nine years in jail

by Nikola Strahija on April 10th, 2005 A Virginia circuit judge has sentenced a convicted spammer to nine years in jail, which is the first custodial sentence to be issued to a bulk emailer in the United States.

The spammer, together with his sister (who was sentenced to a small fine) and an accomplice was indicted by a Loudon County Grand Jury in December 2003, and convicted late last year.

Jaynes was sending out at least 10 million emails a day, offering penis enlargement remedies, using 16 broadband lines, grossing between $400,000 and $700,000 a month on expenses of around $50,000 - a handsome profit. Jaynes snared one punter for around every 30,000 emails sent.

Jaynes is free on bond until the appeal is decided.

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