Spammer Robert Soloway Update: 4 Years in Prison

By Shiloh Pettyjohn in History on

After an unusually long sentencing hearing (it lasted two-and-a-half days), Judge Marsha Pechman handed down her sentence in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle.

Per the Official Press Release from United States Attorney’s Office: “ROBERT ALAN SOLOWAY, 29, the owner of NEWPORT INTERNET MARKETING CORPORATION of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to forty-seven months in prison and three years of supervised release for Mail Fraud, Fraud in Connection with Electronic Mail, and Willful Failure to File a Tax Return. In addition, he was directed to perform 200 hours of community service. At a later hearing, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman will determine the total amount of restitution SOLOWAY owes to the victims of his spamming.”

There has been a lot of press on this being this is one of the biggest trials of an email spammer to date. Just some of the articles I found: