Buffalo Spammers Receives Jail Time
May 27, 2004, 12:00 AM
According to a Reuters report, the New York state man who sent out millions of "spam" e-mails was sentenced to 3-1/2 to seven years in prison. Howard Carmack, better 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 825 million bulk e-mail messages using stolen identities and forged addresses. Internet provider EarthLink Inc. won a $16.5 million judgment against Carmack last year, and EarthLink officials testified in the criminal trial as well.