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October 4, 2004

Update on USA vs Smathers et al.

seand-sm.jpg Interesting convo over AIM the other day with Sean Dunaway. As you may recall, Dunaway was one of the guys accused last June of stealing AOL's entire member database and selling it to spammers. Can't go into details, but seems this case is much more complicated than it first appeared. According to the case docket, neither Dunaway nor his alleged accomplice, Jason Smathers, has been indicted yet. (Federal prosecutors have had to ask for two continuances.) The case was among those bundled into Operation Web Snare, recently announced by the Department of Justice.

Posted by brian at October 4, 2004 7:02 AM


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