The Associated Press is reporting that Robert Alan Soloway, described as one of the World’s most prolific spammers, has been arrested.
Soloway was arrested Wednesday on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. Prosecutors say Soloway has sent millions of junk e-mails since 2003 and continued even after Microsoft Corp. won a $7 million civil judgment against him in 2005 and the operator of a small Internet service provider in Oklahoma won a $10 million judgment.
Don’t look for fewer spam messages in your inbox though. The arrest is more a symbol of increased pressure on spammers than actually impacting the amount of spam floating around.