Spammer gets 9 years,

Judge To Spammer: You’ve Got Nine Years
By Chris Richardson – Staff Writer

A Loudoun County Circuit Judge sentenced Jeremy Jaynes, who was
convicted of sending unsolicited emails, to nine years in prison in
the nation’s first felony prosecution resulting from a spam-related

However, according to ABCNews, the sentence is being delayed while
Jaynes appeals the court’s ruling. The article goes on to say:

Judge Thomas Horne said that because the law targeting bulk e-mail
distribution is new and raises constitutional questions, it was
appropriate to defer the prison time until appeals courts rule.

Jaynes, who was convicted in November, was found guilty of send
massive amounts of spam, which offered bogus products. One such
product was a non-existent “FedEx refund processor.”