Saturday, March 25, 2006

Spam Drug King Busted

A drugstore operator in Minnesota, who derived much of his profits from e-mail spam, has recently been indicted.

Apparently, Christopher William Smith conspired to threaten and intimidate a witness in his trial. An indictment alleges that Smith also said he intended to have the witness or the witness's family killed.

Smith built a fortune, consisting of a $1,000,000 house and luxary cars upon a business of illegally dispensing prescription drugs. While Smith himself likely did not send spam himself, it is said that much of his business' profits were derived from spamming.

There are a number of different articles covering this story, and they can be easily found by going to and typing "Christopher William Smith".

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Blogger thedoorsopen said...

good to hear it:) that's one less at of how many? Hardly a drop in the bucket of generic SPAM. But good to hear nonetheless.

4:59 PM  

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