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Spammer sent down

by on30 April 2008


Tax evader

A Colorado
man who was charged with sending hundreds of thousands of spam e-mails has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion and fiddling with e-mail headers.

Edward "Eddie" Davidson, 35, of Louisville was also ordered to pay $715,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. Davidson used false e-mail headers to disguise the sender. The spam was meant to dupe stock investors and manipulate markets.

He made about $3.5 million sending e-mails for nearly 20 companies.
Last modified on 30 April 2008
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