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‘Stubberfield’ falls victim to first felony anti-spam conviction

Spam: 2 found guilty in first felony spam conviction: ‘LEESBURG, Va. – A brother and sister who sent unsolicited junk e-mail to millions of America Online customers were convicted Wednesday in the nation’s first felony prosecution of distributors of spam.’

Jeremy D. Jaynes, 30, (aka. Gaven Stubberfield) and Jessica DeGroot, 28, convicted to nine years in prison and a $7,500 fine respectively.

Nine years — wow, that’s a serious conviction for spamming… Virginia clearly takes this very seriously, as the home of AOL. Let’s see if this causes any of the remaining spammers to think twice.