Is Spamming Worth It? Ask Robert Soloway – Sitting in a Federal Jail without Bail for Spamming
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Score one for the forces of good, as one of the United States’ most notorious spammers, Robert Soloway, was not only arrested this month, but denied bail, so egregious were the charges against him, and, the court felt, the odds of him skipping town to avoid those charges.

The charges include multiple violations of the U.S. CAN-SPAM act, along with fraud charges for the acts of fraud he perpetrated against his own customers. He also faces charges for mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering. In addition, the Court noted that Robert Soloway was in violation of another court order stemming from another anti-spam lawsuit, and that he had a history of threatening his own customers if they complained or requested a refund once they learned that the advertising service they were paying him for was actually a spamming service, and sending spam in their name.


Oh, and it probably didn’t help his case that he openly mocked an $8 million dollar judgement that the court slapped on him in favour of Microsoft, back in 2005.

In fact, the entire text of his public repudiation of not only the Microsoft judgement, but the entire U.S. legal system – along with flaunting his not being a U.S. citizen – was a desparate cry for bail denial when he said “I’ve been in business for over 10 years with the best accountants in the world, and lawyers in all 50 states that know how to run my businesslegally and protect me from all lawsuits that come my way.. not a concern.. I just pay them a few hours of my work and they take care of
the entire cases for me…I’ve been sued for hundreds of millions of dollars and have had my business running for over 10 years without ever paying a dime regardless
to the outcome of any lawsuits. I’m a Non-US citizen and will not be filing for bankruptcy, nor will my company…”

Soloway is considered to be one of the top 135 spammers worldwide who account for more than 80% of all spam.

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Soloway’s attorney said that the judge had it wrong, that his client wasn’t a flight risk, and that the only time Mr. Soloway had ever left the country was in the company of his parents.

Well, at least now Soloway’s parents won’t have to travel very far to spend time with their son – he’ll be as near as the closest Federal pen.

Here is the full text of Robert Soloway’s public nose-thumbing of the U.S. legal system:

 

“Date: 5/17/2005 6:33:57 PM

RE: MS v. NIM (Soloway) (in reply to poisonpen)

I am Robert Soloway, and yes your statement is 100% incorrect.

Neither I, nor my company will be for filing bankruptcy and Microsoft will
not be collecting a single dime from me, nor has anyone ever collected
a single dime from me from any lawsuit I have been in.

You know nothing about this case. The Microsoft lawsuit was the most
enjoyable lawsuit I have been in, in a long time. I met up with all of
them and had fun through the entire process :)

It doesn’t matter if they receive a judgement for $8 million or $8
billion, Microsoft won’t see a single dime, (or penny) as all my assets
are protected under the Washington State Asset Protection Act.

The Microsoft suit was just some fun I had while living in
Seattle.. nothing more.. ;)

You know nothing, and are completely 100% clueless. Stop acting like
you have a clue as to what you are talking about.

You are a complete uneducated, ignorant moron, plain and simple.

I’ve been in business for over 10 years with the best accountants in the
world, and lawyers in all 50 states that know how to run my business
legally and protect me from all lawsuits that come my way.. not a
concern.. I just pay them a few hours of my work and they take care of
the entire cases for me…

I’ve been sued for hundreds of millions of dollars and have had my
business running for over 10 years without ever paying a dime regardless
to the outcome of any lawsuits.

I’m a Non-US citizen and will not be filing for bankruptcy, nor will
my company, nor have I ever in the past, nor have I ever had any debt
to the IRS with the taxes I gladly pay to them every year… EVER. Feel
free to quote me on that one. Quit acting like you have a clue, because
you don’t. You know absolutely nothing. Like I said, it’s nice to finally
see someone on this board that truly is clueless.

Now shoo… before I laugh any further at you and your hilarious
statements acting like you have any factual idea of what has and is
going on in my life or my business…

– Robert Soloway – Proud Spamhaus TOP 10 Emailer in the World – Legitimate
Email Marketer Since 1996 – Never EVER Paid a Single PENNY to ANY Lawsuit
Outcome or Settlement”

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5 thoughts on “Is Spamming Worth It? Ask Robert Soloway – Sitting in a Federal Jail without Bail for Spamming
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  1. Robert Soloway is a childish, low, scheming, Waste of space/air/all of the above. He put himself in this situation, its all his fault. Blondie, You’ve been brain washed.

  2. Get stuffed “Blondie”, “Rob” is an arrogant little snot who thinks himself above the law, he will get his comeuppance though he seems to think otherwise. A word to the unwise, watch your back, people like “Rob” do not have friends, only people whom they have not screwed over yet. Your turn will come, “Rob” is a sociopath who will exploit anyone who crosses his path.
    JWW

  3. One down. 134 to go. Let’s see…it took 10 years to get him behind bars. At that rate we will have all of them behind bars in 1,340 years.

  4. Who were those comments directed to? If it was to a judge or prosecutor, AFTER the judgment has been reached, then he probably deserves even more then they’re trying to pin on him now. And yet, with all this, the spam will just keep on gushing…

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