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2008-07-23 00:00:27

SEATTLE _ Robert Soloway abdicated his throne as king of Internet spammers Tuesday when he apologized in court for being a "nuisance" to tens of millions of computer users before being sentenced to 47 months in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $708,000. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman told the 28-year-old Soloway that he was being made an example of _ but not to the extent federal prosecutors had sought. His sentence was less than half of the nine-year sentence the government had...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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