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Virginia indicts two on spam felony charges
Jeremy Jaynes and Richard Rutowski, both of North Carolina, were charged with sending thousands of unsolicited e-mails bearing falsified routing information. The e-mails hawked investments, mortgage information and software. Many of the servers that processed the e-mails are based in Virginia.
Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said his office was working with North Carolina authorities to extradite the two men to Loudon County, Virginia.
Virginia has a particular interest in limiting spam because AOL and other Internet service providers are based in the state.