US spammer gets over two years in jail

A New York judge has sentenced 28-year-old Todd Moeller to a 27-month term and fined him more than $180,000 after he pleaded guilty earlier this year for his part in a spamming operation that sent out millions of unsolicited emails. Moeller, from the US state of New Jersey, was caught in a sting operation after agreeing to send junk email advertising of an unspecified commercial product to around 1.2 million customers of Internet service provider AOL. Moeller and co-defendant Adam Vitale, who also pleaded guilty and is due to be sentenced on November 13, boasted that they were able to send large volumes of spam in a way that concealed the email's true source. Moeller and Vitale said they had made tens of thousands of dollars through their business.

News source: Physorg

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