Re: Judge dismisses Virginia spam conviction of Jaynes' sister
ftabor at direcway.com
Fri Mar 4 12:36:12 EST 2005
On 4 Mar 2005 07:07:11 -0600, Kilgallen at SpamCop.net (Larry Kilgallen)
>http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/03/02/spam.trial.ap/index.html says in part:
>LEESBURG, Virginia (AP) -- A judge dismissed a felony spamming
>conviction that had been called one of the first of its kind,
>saying he found no "rational basis" for the verdict and wondering
>if jurors were confused by technical evidence.
>Ruling Tuesday, Judge Thomas D. Horne also said jurors may have
>gotten "lost" when navigating Virginia's new anti-spam law in
>the case of Jessica DeGroot. But Horne upheld the conviction
>of her brother, Jeremy Jaynes, who prosecutors said led the
>operation from his Raleigh, North Carolina, area home.
Her conviction was overturned because, while the credit card was in
her name that was used to register the domains, it could not be proved
that she was the one that used it to register. Reasonable doubt.
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