Two men convicted in $2 million porn spamming conviction

Interesting to read that an Arizona court has convicted Jeffrey Kilbride and James Schaffer on no less than eight criminal counts in connection with a porn spamming case.

Newswire reports claim that the case, which was the first under new(ish) anti-spam legislation in the US, centered around unwanted sexually explicit emails sent to hundreds of thousands of Internet users around the world.

According to the Department of Justice, Kilbride and Schaffer started their spamming exploits back in 2003 and the pair have since made around $2 million from their activities.

The men were convicted of two violations of the Controlling the Assault of Non-solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act and now face up to 10 years in jail for each office and a fine of up to $500.000.

Oh, and there's the small matter of up to 20 years in clink for money laundering. The two men will be sentenced in September...