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Buffalo Spammer Sentenced To Prison

Howard Carmack, known as the “Buffalo Spammer,” received the maximum sentence for 14 counts of identity theft and forgery, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said.

Carmack sent out 825 million bulk e-mail messages using stolen identities and forged addresses, the court found, and was the first defendant to face charges under the state’s new identity-theft statute.

He was found guilty in April and sentenced Thursday.

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