Porn Spammer Who Fled from Prison Surrendered Back in Custody
Santamariatimes.com reported on 31st December, 2013 stating that 48 years old federal prisoner, Jeffrey Kilbride of Venice, who's a convicted porn spammer, is back in custody on Friday, 27th December, 2013 after he was found missing from the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex (California, US).
The news was picked up from Police radio mailing traffic and the 'Department of Corrections' has not issued any statement so far on this matter. It is undecided that what disciplinary actions Kilbride may face or how his fleeing might influence his ultimate release which was 11th December, 2015.
Kilbride along with his accomplice James Schaffer were imprisoned in 2007 on numerous charges primarily related to the CAN-SPAM (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) Act. According to the Department of Justice, the allegations imposed against him included arranging and running of intercontinental porn spamming business that garnered in excess of $1 million.
Authorities said that spamming operation initially began in 2003 involving sending of millions of unsolicited emails or spam emails which advertised for Websites of commercial Internet hard-core pornography.
The criminals received a payment for each individual who subscribed to one of these Websites. Hard-core pornographic pictures were implanted in each spam email they dispatched and were observable to any individual opening the email.
Judge David Campbell presiding over the case sentenced Kilbride 78 months or 6.5 years of imprisonment having ruled that Kilbride had tried to stop a government's witness from testifying.
According to news published by santamariatimes.com on 31st December, 2013, federal officials said that Kilbride and Schaffer were instructed to pay a fine of $100,000 and ordered to disburse $77,500 in compensation to AOL (American Online) Inc. along with prison time.
Conclusively, Kilbride is not the only cyber crook who has been convicted by authorities and is serving a jail term across the world as in mid-December 2013, a 29 years old cybercriminal of Manchester UK, Olajide Onikoyi, who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from students of UK in a massive phishing campaign was jailed in UK for three years and nine months after pleading guilty. Actually, he stole a total of 393,000 Pounds from 238 victims.
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