Christopher William Smith, aka “Rizler” has been convicted of illegally selling drugs (Viagra) via the internet and now faces a mandatory 20-year prison sentence. He was a prolific e-mail spammer, and sold drugs online from his illegal Xpress Pharmacy Direct in Burnsville, Minnesota, United States. He earned $18 million and had an 85-employee company.
He accumulated more than 17 cars and millions in assets before his 28th birthday. In addition, he violated court order by leaving the country and withdrawing frozen assets. After having his bail revoked, he then plotted to kill a witness, which was recorded by the jail phone system.
So that’s one less spammer to worry about but probably no less spam in your inbox tomorrow.