Spammer Gets Nine Year Sentence

Holy fsckin’ shit… Nine bloody years in jail! That’s what you get for using spam to peddle your wares (v14gra anyone?)… at least according to laws in Virginia.

Jeremy Jaynes, 30, of North Carolina, was convicted in November of violating the state’s anti-spam statute by sending tens of thousands of bulk e-mail ads to America Online. However, Jaynes remains free on a US$1 million bond.

I hate spam as much as the next guy (probably more, I used to be a support engineer, and spam/email distributed viruses are some of the shittier problems I faced… even worse than a busted SCSI HD array), but getting NINE years for spam?