Raleigh spammer, Jeremy Jaynes, receives sentencing for his November convictions in… the nation’s first felony prosecution for illegal spamming. Jaynes will spend the next nine years in prison. The judge postponed the sentence while the case is appealed.
Circuit Judge Thomas Horne said the deferment of time served is appropriate because the anti-spam law is new and raises constitutional questions.
Jaynes was found guilty of using false Internet addresses to send mass e-mail ads through an AOL server in Northern Virginia. Under Virginia law, a sender masking identities is a crime.