San Francisco, USA – The American justice system arrested a businessman responsible for sending such a large amount of junk e-mail that he was labeled by investigators as the 'King of Spam,' a Washington state district attorney informed Wednesday. Robert Soloway, 27 years old, was arrested in Seattle, Washington, a week after having been accused by the grand federal judge of identity theft, money laundering and postal and electronic fraude.
“'Spam' (unwanted e-mail) es a scourge in the internet and Robert Soloway in one of the most prolific senders,” said the western district of Washington district attorney Jeffrey Sullivan. The investigators “nicknamed him the 'King of Spam,' because he is responsible for millions of junk e-mails,” he added.
Between November 2003 and May 2007 Soloway sent dozens of millions of e-mails to promote web sites in which his company, Newport Internet Marketing, sold products and services, according to the district attorney’s office. If found guilty, Soloway could face a sentence that could surpass 65 years in prison and a fine of 250,000 dollars (186,000 euros).
Date: 31 de mayo de 2007