Virginia prosecutors have gained indictments of two men
accused of sending thousands of unsolicited e-mail pitches for investments,
software and other products, The
Associated Press reported.
This is the first time the nation's new anti-spam law is
being used to prosecute spammers. Prosecutors said one of the defendants,
Jeremy Jaynes, 29, has an alias that is listed as one of the world's top 10
spammers according to spamhaus.org, a group that tabulates spam complaints.
Between July 11 and Aug. 11, more than 100,000 complaints
about spam messages linked to the two men were reported, Kilgore added.
are based on the Virginia anti-spam law, which took effect July 1. Prosecutors
note that this case is the first spamming
case that has brought felony charges. Virginia spam laws allow prosecutors to
seek assets earned from
spamming in addition to prison time.