Las Vegas guy pleads guilty to sending spam to Facebook users

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015|9:44 p.m.

SAN JOSE, Calif.– Federal authorities say a Nevada male has pleaded guilty sending out more than 27 countless spam messages to Facebook users.

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Monday that 47-year-old Sanford Wallace of Las Vegas admitted in federal court in San Jose to accessing about 500,000 Facebook accounts and sending out the spam messages in a period of three months.

Wallace acknowledged accessing Facebook’s computer network in order to send out the messages on three celebrations between November 2008 and February 2009.

Haag says Wallace likewise admitted that he breached a court order not to access Facebook’s computer network.

Wallace, known as the “Spam King,” is complimentary on bond and set up to be sentenced in December. He deals with a $250,000 fine and up to three years in prison.

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