Judge Sentences Spammer To Nine Years
Reposted as history. Originally posted in April of 2005
By Matthew Barakat - Apr 8, 2005 - MyWay News (AP)
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A man convicted in the nation's first felony case against illegal spamming was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for bombarding Internet users with millions of junk e-mails.
However, Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne delayed the start of Jeremy Jaynes' prison term while the case is appealed, saying the law is new and raises constitutional questions.
Actually the judge in this case did more than delay the sentence. He signaled that he is sentencing the man to the time the jury recommended only so that the case can go forward to an appeals court where it is clear the judge hopes the case will be overturned.
In a typical situation for our courts the judge is arrogantly indifferent to the millions of victims of the fraud that Jeremy Jaynes committed. He is only concerned with the CRIMINAL'S rights since that is all that judges or most lawyers ever care about. Victims and society are never their concern. This judge has already dismissed the conviction of Jessica DeGroot even though the jury found her guilty. Who is surprised that a judge ignores the jury? The guarantee of a jury trial for society has been subverted by activist judges into a mockery of justice that judges overturn at will. As far as judges are concerned we have no rights.
Too bad. The people who run these spamming and phishing mills are stealing millions from society. We are the victims. It would have been nice for the judge to let this convicted criminal spend a little time in jail before turning him loose.
Our revolving door joke of a criminal justice system has got to be fixed.