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Re: Jail Sentence for Phone Line "Denial of Service"

Robert Bonomi (
Fri, 11 Mar 2005 15:39:37 -0000

In article <>, Danny Burstein
<> wrote:

> Fascinating ... could this be extended to spammers? Please? Looks close
> enough to be worth a looksee ...

No chance. unfortunately.

The statute involved (47 USC 223) is *expressly* limited to
_telephone_calls_ made with the intent to harass or annoy.

> "Ex-GOP Party Head Charged in Phone Jamming"

> "By ERIK STETSON Associated Press Writer March 10, 2005, 1:23 PM EST"

> "CONCORD, N.H. The former executive director of the New Hampshire
> Republican Party was sentenced Thursday to seven months in prison for
> jamming Democratic telephone lines during the 2002 election.

> "Chuck McGee pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to make
> anonymous calls with the intent to annoy or harass. He was also fined
> $2,000 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service."

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