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In the USAs first case under specific anti-spam laws, two North Carolina men have been indicted in Virginia for four charges of sending forged bulk email. If found guilty of all charges they could each face up to 20 years in jail, and fines reaching $10,000. One of the men, Jeremy Jaynes, is said to use the alias Gavon Stubberfield--Stubberfield has been rated by anti-spam activists as the eighth most prolific spammer in the world. Jaynes, 29, and his alleged accomplice, Richard Rutowski, are said by Virginia officials to have disguised their identities when sending thousands of emails in July and August 2003. Violating Virginia law, their emails--which advertised low interest mortgages, penny stocks and internet browsing software--are alleged to have used false return addresses and routing information. The indictments were returned by grand jury in Loudoun County, Virginia, based on Virginia's state anti-spam law which took effect on 1 July 2003. According to Virginia Attorney General Jerry W Kilgore, the America Online (AOL) network, headquartered in Loudoun County, was used to send the bulk email.

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Title Annotation:Security
Publication:Software World
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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