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Feds preparing to jail more spammers?


WASHINGTON–Spammers, beware: more criminal spam prosecutions–complete with stiff prison sentences and mandatory forfeiture of relevant valuables–are on the way in the coming months, a U.S. Department of Justice attorney said Thursday.

“I think the healthy dose of jail time plus lose-your-money is working,” Mona Sedky Spivack, a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s computer crime and intellectual property unit, said at the second day of a Federal Trade Commission spam summit here. “I hope that provides a deterrent effect to other would-be criminal spammers out there.”

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