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Nine-year jail sentence for Internet spammer

[JURIST] A man once ranked as the eighth-most prolific spammer in the world by Internet watchdog Spamhaus has been sentenced to nine years in a Virginia prison for sending hundreds of thousands of unwanted e-mail messages. Jeremy Jaynes, the first person indicted under Virginia's felony anti-spam law, had been charged with four counts for sending more than 10,000 unwanted e-mails per day. His sister, who assisted him, was fined $7500. Though both are North Carolina residents, Virginia's long-arm statute granted the state jurisdiction because the pair used servers located in Virginia to route their messages. Reuters has more.

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