‘Spamford’ Surrenders

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ADOTAS – Sanford “Spamford” Wallace has surrendered to the FBI after being indicted on charges he broke into Facebook accounts to send 27 million spam e-mails.

Crowned back in the 1990s when he was head of a company responsible for sending as many as 30 million junk e-mails a day, the 43-year-old self-proclaimed “Spam King” isn’t new to the social network spamming scene. MySpace sued Wallace in 2007, alleging that he created more than 11,000 fake accounts.

Also banished from the kingdom of Facebook and ordered to pay $711 million by a U.S. district court judge in 2009, he was charged with violating that order by accessing the site on an airline flight from Las Vegas to New York in the spring of 2009. And if you happen to be Facebook friends with one “David Sinful-Saturdays Fredericks,” Wallace had been maintaining that account for a few weeks earlier this year.

His next appearance is set for Aug. 22 at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose, California. If convicted of all charges, the Spam King could be forced to step down from his throne and face nearly 40 years in prison, according to cnet.com.

 

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