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    Hi all,

    I don't know if you've already seen this one, but I read it in today's newspaper. At the bottom is a link to the article.

    Suffolk Superior Court Judge D. Lloyd MacDonald has slapped an "Internet spam gang" with $37 million in penalties for running dozens of illegal sites peddling counterfeit drugs, pirated software and pornography, phony mortgage loans and fake designer watches.

    The spammers who apparently once operated out of Massachusetts are on the lam and perhaps in another country, so it's unlikely that any of the judgement will ever be paid. Still, Attorney General Tom Reilly declared a victory over the spammers.

    The group which sent millions of e-mails in the hopes of sending people to web sites selling fake items was headed by Leo Kuvayev, who apparently once lived in Newton Mass.

    A default judgment against the spammers was entered, since they had taken off and not responded to the suit, and the judge ordered their sites to remain permanently shut and issued $37 million in penalties.

    AG Reilly's office worked with Microsoft Corp. to identify the sites and spam e-mail operations

    Ken MacKenzie
    Last edited by wyvern; October 12th, 2005 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Spelling

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