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Old 05-27-2004, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default 'Buffalo Spammer' Sentenced to 3-1/2 to 7 Years

'Buffalo Spammer' Sentenced to 3-1/2 to 7 Years

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New York state man who sent out millions of "spam" e-mails was sentenced to 3-1/2 to seven years in prison, the state attorney general's office said on Thursday.

Howard Carmack, known as the "Buffalo Spammer," received the maximum sentence for 14 counts of identity theft and forgery, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said.

Carmack sent out hundreds of millions of bulk e-mail messages, flooding inboxes and saddling Internet providers with millions of dollars in costs. But it was his use of stolen identities and forged addresses that caused him to run afoul of state prosecutors.

New York has no state laws specifically dealing with spam, according to the Web site Spamlaws.com, and a national anti-spam law was not yet in place when Carmack was arrested a year ago.

He was found guilty of violating state forgery and identity-theft laws in April.

The forgery conviction fetched the longest sentence, while the other convictions drew shorter sentences of one year to four years. All will be served concurrently, Spitzer spokesman Brad Maione said.

Carmack could be out in 3-1/2 years should he behave in prison, Maione said.

Internet provider EarthLink Inc (Nasdaq:ELNK - news). won a $16.5 million judgment against Carmack last year, and EarthLink officials testified in the criminal trial as well.

Carmack set up more than 300 false e-mail accounts to send 825 million e-mails, starting in March 2002, EarthLink said in its lawsuit.

"We're satisfied that today's sentencing sends a strong message to spammers, and EarthLink will continue to investigate spammers and work with law enforcement," said EarthLink assistant general counsel Karen Cashion in a statement.

Since Carmack's arrest, EarthLink and other large Internet providers like America Online (NYSE:TWX - news). have cooperated with state authorities to track down rogue marketers who flood their networks with billions of unwanted e-mails.

Internet providers have also invoked a variety of state and national laws to sue hundreds of spammers on their own.

Unwanted bulk messages now account for roughly 83 percent of e-mail traffic, according to filtering company Postini Inc.


Man... I wonder how other criminals treat you for something like Internet Crime?
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:23 PM   #2
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hopefully his ass gets violated as often as our email boxes

spammers sook!!!
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:24 PM   #3
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they FTP their dicks into their asses.
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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Thatll learn that geek next time he tries to tell me about growing my penis by 30%
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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Yeah, really....cuz 30% of nothin' is still nothin'!

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Old 05-27-2004, 01:49 PM   #6
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chuk has a small penis lol


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Old 05-27-2004, 02:18 PM   #8
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I love local news showing up on forums I read =D
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Old 05-27-2004, 04:35 PM   #9
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His new cell mate Bubba used his prison Internet access to order some of those pills, oh sweet justice!!
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Old 05-27-2004, 08:04 PM   #10
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Default Oh!

Why is everybody mean to poor, Chuk? He could be hung like a stallion.

/comfort Chuk

Think this is the first of many crack downs on spam?
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Old 05-27-2004, 09:06 PM   #11
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Speaking of Prison Internet Access, I can see this guy trying to explain to the skin heads in there he was the one who flooded their e-mails with sites to interracial sex.
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Old 05-28-2004, 05:03 AM   #12
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Don't worry, Chuk, you can always just talk to this guy!
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Those Enzyte commercials are so misleading and at the same time are technically accurate. They don't increase the size of the penis but instead increase the duration of an erection. One day I was bored and decided to pull up their website. From the Enzyte FAQ page:


About Enzyte

To understand what Enzyte can do for you, itís first important to understand what it canít do. Enzyte will not alter the size or shape of the penis. Also, Enzyte is not for use in treating sexual dysfunction or any medical condition. But for many men, particularly those who are experiencing a premature decline in sexual function, often called ďStage 2 erectile function,Ē Enzyte just may be the answer.
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