Facebook was awarded $711m in a judgement on Thursday against self-described 'spam king' Sanford Wallace.
Judge Jeremy Fogel of the US District Court of the Northern District of
California granted Facebook's application for a default judgement
against Wallace for violating the Can-Spam Act, which bans "false and
misleading" marketing emails. Fogel also found that Wallace "wilfully
violated" a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
issued in the case and referred the matter to the US Attorney's Office
for prosecution of criminal contempt.
"The record demonstrates that Wallace wilfully violated the
statutes in question with blatant disregard for the rights of Facebook
and the thousands of Facebook users whose accounts were compromised by
his conduct," Fogel wrote in his judgement order, which also
permanently prohibits Wallace from accessing the Facebook website or
creating a Facebook account, among other restrictions.
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