TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Spam Sign-up Man Convicted of Harassment

Spam Sign-up Man Convicted of Harassment

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 20 Jun 2005 00:14:20 -0400

By John Leyden (john.leyden at

A US man who signed his boss up to various spam lists has been
convicted of harassment. Scott Huffines, 41, from Essex County near
Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to probation and 100 hours
community service this week after pleading guilty to misuse of
electronic mail, the Baltimore Sun reports,1,7553997.story?coll=bal-local-headlines .

The Web designer signed Alex Vitalo, his female supervisor at Maryland
Public Television, up to dating services and job sites. But the
revenge ploy backfired when his victim forced an investigation that
traced the sign up messages back to Huffines. The case is reckoned to
be the first of its kind considered by US courts.

Baltimore Sun story also at,1,4404859.story

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