Spam King sentenced to two years in prison

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Spam King sentenced to two years in prison

Sanford Wallace, 47, is nicknamed the “Spam King” and last year pleaded guilty to federal charges including fraud and criminal contempt in connection with using electronic mail.

Wallace, who is from Las Vegas, also faces a fine of $310,000 (£218,500). The messages were sent to Facebook users in 2008 and 2009.

An FBI investigation resulted in Wallace’s prosecution after he turned himself in, in 2011. “Wallace illegally obtained, stored, and exploited Facebook user account information and earned money by redirecting users to other websites,” a statement from the US Attorney’s Office said.

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