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Jailed Spam King Caught Conspiring to Kill Witness

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 8 years ago | from the spam-mafioso dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Spam king Christopher William Smith, aka Rizler, is facing up to life in prison for conspiracy to tamper with a witness and up to 20 years for endeavoring to obstruct justice. The charges are based on an alleged phone call in which he threatened to have a witness or the witness' family killed to prevent them from testifying against him in an upcoming trial on drug and related charges.

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His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (4, Informative)

metlin (258108) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990154)


I could be wrong, but his spamming and his current indictment seem unrelated.

From the article:

"Although Smith allegedly built his pharmacy business from spam-related profits, it doesn't appear that Smith actually sent spam to advertise the pharmacy sites. Witnesses told investigators that he bought ads in magazines and had sales reps field calls at the Burnsville, MN offices of Online Payment Solutions."

And from a previous article [spamdailynews.com] on him, it would seem that he spammed stuff different from his pharmacy biz.

The latter seems to be the reason he tried silencing a witness, and it was for something that seems to be unrelated to his spamming biz.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990200)

Unrelated . . Yes, But I still like knowing a spammer's "inbox" will reglularly be filled with "spam" in prison.

Or, should that be "outbox"

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (5, Funny)

TurdTapper (608491) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990286)

It's an "Inbox" now!

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (5, Funny)

nganju (821034) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990483)


It's an "Inbox" now!

Written by someone named TurdTapper, no less.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990574)

I guarantee when he sees his cellmates for the first time, he'll make it an outbox (obligatory Black Vulcan "In his pants.").

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

dotpavan (829804) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990298)

hope he uses "filter" to protect himself against the "spammer" :)

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990391)

I don't think you would want a "filter." I think you would want a firewall. Filters let some stuff in...

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

TheBogie (941620) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990318)

He is now known as the "Spam Queen".

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (2, Funny)

Cipster (623378) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990342)

I prefer to use mine as an Outbox...but to each their own I guess. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (5, Funny)

Guy LeDouche (713304) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990405)

You've got Male!

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (2, Funny)

StarvingSE (875139) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990422)

If I had mod points, I'd so give you a +1 funny.... hilarious.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990761)

Best. Line. Ever.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (3, Funny)

DrEldarion (114072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990408)

And that the people "spamming his inbox" will have already taken advantage of the "enlargement" products so often spammed about.

Gay Joke (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990446)

How come Gay men make lousy mechanics? ... ...

wait for it .... ....

Because they keep mistaking the exhaust for an intake!

Thank you.. thank you... telling bad jokes here all year!

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (-1, Troll)

The Good Reverend (84440) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990450)

Prison rape humor still isn't funny.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

StanVassilevTroll (956384) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990495)

well, it's not as funny as playground rape humor, but it's still funny. go fuck yourself you ugly fat piece of raunchy shit. I hope your young daughter gets raped on the playground.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990583)

More like "not everyone has the same sense of humor".

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (5, Insightful)

noidentity (188756) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990492)

I'm going to speak up for everyone who doesn't think rape is funny. This kind of humor is really low and suggests that you (and others) think that rape (and sexually-transmitted diseases) is just punishment for something. There are thousands of people in prison who have committed no violence against anyone, stolen nothing, and they are raped. I really expect a higher standard, even if this is Slashdot.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

ConsumerOfMany (942944) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990622)

There are thousands of people in prison who have committed no violence against anyone, stolen nothing,

And just what are they in prison for then?

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (2, Insightful)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990714)

Hemp-related crimes which are non-violent and should be legal in the first place.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

nganju (821034) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990496)


It's an inbox, since he'll probably be getting viruses this way.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (3, Insightful)

etheriel (620275) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990515)

Ya know what? Prison rape is not funny.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (5, Informative)

Khyber (864651) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990650)

Ya know what else? Prison rape doesn't happen NEARLY as often as TV portrays. I went thru Mississippi's penal system. Raping someone adds another 20 years to your sentence for destruction of state property. The only people raping anyone are D-row and lifers that don't have a thing to lose, and guess what? about 90% of them are in solitary confinement.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

Shimmer (3036) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990720)

Destruction of state property? Come again? I thought rape was illegal itself.

US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment 8 (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990710)

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

This is as fundamental as free speech. Personally, I'm not amused either.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (2, Insightful)

CoughDropAddict (40792) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990550)

Why do people think it's OK to joke about this?

Did you think it was funny in "Shawshenk Redemption?"

Would you think it was funny if this Slashdot story was about Kevin Mitnick being in prison? Would that bring things a little closer to home?

It's depressing enough that the whole country knows this happens while we sit idly by. It's even worse that it's a "nudge nudge, wink wink" kind of joke.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990629)

It's a joke because it DOESN'T happen, though!

I've known numerous people who've been to jail, and all of them say both that they were not raped, nor did they see or hear of anybody else being raped.

There are numerous studies that show that the VAST majority of prison sex is consentual.

In short? Laugh, it's funny. It's funny because it's NOT true.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (2, Insightful)

G)-(ostly (960826) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990689)

#1: Of course it's true, don't be dense. Just because it's not a regular part of every con's nightly habit like the TV wants people to think doesn't mean it doesn't happen at all.

#2: Jail is not prison.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (2, Insightful)

Fulcrum of Evil (560260) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990698)

Why do people think it's OK to joke about this?

If Richard Pryor can joke about lighting himself on fire while freebasing or having a heart attack, I can damn well joke about prison rape.

A Mental Image I Know You'll Like (1)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990637)

See if you can scare up the Boondocks episode "A Date with the Health Inspector" and watch at least the first 2 minutes in which the DA has his recurring nightmare about dropping the soap in a prison shower. Mentally substitute spammer for DA. I think you'll like it...

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990206)

You are correct, but this is one of the shocking few cases where Slashdot accurately summarized the article. I'm still in awe that the claim you are rebutting wasn't made, and I understand why you immediately pointed out what the artile really said, as opposed to what Slashdot says it does... You just missed the boat on this one. Save your comment, though, becasue the dupe will probably get the summary wrong.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

fishbowl (7759) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990210)


>I could be wrong, but his spamming and his current indictment seem unrelated.

If he wasn't a known spammer, he'd just be another thug, and wouldn't be of interest to the slashdot crowd.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990448)

"The only way to fight evil is to deny it battle"

Well then, I trust that, should you ever find your life threatened then you will not call the police. Because they will bring guns and are likely to use them.

Or is it just that you PERSONALLY don't want to to battle, but will launch battle by proxy by getting OTHER men with guns involved?

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

metlin (258108) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990649)


It's a quote from Stargate SG-1. It's a little out of context, so it probably does not make sense to someone who's not seen the show.

By evil, they were talking more about the temptation to do an act that could be construed as evil. The evil in this case is an internal conflict, not something outside.

Re:His spamming and this incident seem unrelated (1)

x00101010x (631764) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990570)

Follow the money, he's worse than the spammers.
Spammers will not go away as long as people are willing to pay for their "services".

Missing the point, maybe (4, Insightful)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990603)

I could be wrong, but his spamming and his current indictment seem unrelated.
...except, of course, that they all stem from the same person.

I think that should be the message here. No matter how annoying spam is, it's seldom seen as the type of crime that anybody should really worry about. A lot of people probably don't even see it as a "crime" -- and by people, read legislators. The message from this story is that the kind of people who put together large-scale, organized spam operations are not only a financial burden on society but they are also, sometimes, serious scumbags. Think Al Capone and tax evasion; spam operations should be seen as a red flag for a gray-market mentality, at minimum. Dig a little further and you could find other, more serious criminal operations.

Anybody surprised? (1, Insightful)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990176)

I mean really, does this come as a shock to anybody here? What we really should be doing is pointing this out to the mass media and our friends and coworkers. These people don't understand what us email admins are up against.

Re:Anybody surprised? (5, Funny)

user24 (854467) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990199)

yes, i constantly get death threats for closing port 25... ;-)

Re:Anybody surprised? (1)

Caste11an (898046) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990598)

Sounds like he's going to be getting several "ports" opened soon enough! ;)

Re:Anybody surprised? (2, Insightful)

thelost (808451) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990252)

It just goes to show that while crimes may get updated with the times, bad people are still bad people.

Personality Defect (3, Interesting)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990258)

There's some underlying psychological trait to a guy who would be a spammer, threaten to kill witnesses, run shady online drug sites. They're all things that worsen society to the benefit of the individual. Somebody who went beyond Psych 101 can probably enlighten us here.

Re:Personality Defect (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990340)

I'd also be interested to know the psychological profiles of the either desperate or desperately greedy/stupid people who bought from him to the tune of $20+ million. He couldn't have done it without them.

Re:Personality Defect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990617)

I'd just want their emails, please.

Re:Personality Defect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990429)

"MBA candidate"

Honestly I think these traits are pretty normal. People are always looking for easy money, or to exploit others. How many people try to sell used shit on ebay for the price of new stuff, so they can take the money and buy the new versions? How many "Fore Sale" forums don't allow "thread crapping" where you tell perspective buyers, "this asshat is trying to rip you off you can get this cheaper here and here." How many people cheat their taxes, or try to walk off on supporting their children? People are always threatening others to get what they want. When they're facing serious jail time, simply threatening to have someone killed if they put you there is pretty much par for the course. Take a look at television sometime, with the dozens of ads by shitty Utah companies selling caffeine pills as wonderous "weight loss drugs." They're unhealthy and they're scamming people, and the networks are like "SURE WE'LL SELL YOU AD TIME, AMORAL PROFITEER." Our society is predatory by nature.

Re:Personality Defect (5, Interesting)

Arandir (19206) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990487)

It's called "crime". You don't need to be a psych major to understand it. It's the use of force or fraud to get what you want. "Normal" people use non-coercive means to get what they want, like money, or persuasion, or begging.

I was talking with a friend this morning about whiners, children who throw screaming tantrums in store to get the candy they want. Most children try it, and if they manage to get away with it, the whining can become a permananent part of their psyche. I've actually seen college kids engage in pouting tantrums.

Chronic riminal behavior is probably similar. As a kid this guy probably stole money from his mom's purse and got away with it. He got caught stealing a pack of gum from the store, but his mom let him get away with it. He probably discovered that his mother would believe him no matter how outrageous his lies. You know his mother, she's the one that always says "my little boy would never do something like that." Thus, he learns that theft and lying are an acceptable means of getting what you want.

Re:Personality Defect (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990623)

It's called "crime". You don't need to be a psych major to understand it. It's the use of force or fraud to get what you want. "Normal" people use non-coercive means to get what they want, like money, or persuasion, or begging.

Ric Romero? Is that you?

I've been hanging around Fark for too long.

Re:Personality Defect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990636)

It's called "crime". You don't need to be a psych major to understand it. It's the use of force or fraud to get what you want. "Normal" people use non-coercive means to get what they want, like money, or persuasion, or begging.

I tried explaining this to those law enforcement "gentlemen", but they just weren't buying it.

Re:Personality Defect (1)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990758)

That broad brush you're looking for is Sociopathy [wikipedia.org]

New TV Show (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990356)

"These people don't understand what us email admins are up against."

I can see it now, "SMTP, Systems Investigator". Watch him in the next exciting episode where he spends 5 hours pouring over log files and hits on the one woman in his department.

I'm normally a controlled person... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990188)

...but I feel the urge to punish! For all his actions.

This is news? (0, Troll)

Dimensio (311070) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990190)

Hmm. An e-mail spammer demonstrates that he is a lowlife scumbag who deserves to be killed.

Why is this considered news?

All e-mail spammers should be tortured to death. I don't need an incident like this to prove it.

Re:This is news? (1)

AnonymousPrick (956548) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990287)

Hmm. An e-mail spammer demonstrates that he is a lowlife scumbag who deserves to be killed.

Killed?! No way! He should go to jail and hopefully, someone (his new husband) will demonstrate (on him) how effective his penis enlargement pills worked.

Death would be the easy way out.

It's entertainment news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990366)

Most stories on this site are entertainment.

Re:This is news? (1)

Homology (639438) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990393)

Hmm. An e-mail spammer demonstrates that he is a lowlife scumbag who deserves to be killed.

Why is this considered news?

All e-mail spammers should be tortured to death. I don't need an incident like this to prove it.

Hmm, you have recently been stationed in Iraq?

Re:This is news? (0, Flamebait)

Arandir (19206) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990541)

Nobody has been tortured to death recently in Iraq. If you want that you need to go back a few years to the days of Saddam. I know you were making a joke, but do not confuse the US humilation of prisoners with Saddam's actual honest-to-god death-inducing torture.

Re:This is news? (5, Insightful)

LaCosaNostradamus (630659) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990706)

Oh, how nice. "Not recently [talkleft.com] ". How moral and upstanding!

The backpedaling and endless justifications for American torture practice and methods are just ... torture, really, for moral men to hear. This "not as bad as Hussein" angle is not just that; it's propaganda.

What the US is doing is not just "humiliation" ... it's TORTURE. And the only thing that's not stopping it is that there isn't a higher military power to invade the US to enact the necessary regime change.

Do not confuse the US "humilation of prisoners" with civil treatment by a moral society. Even the rules of war (to which the US professes to be a subscriber) prohibit the things that America now routinely does to prisoners taken in the Middle East. Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy!

Re:This is news? (0, Redundant)

GoatPigSheep (525460) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990690)

You are just as bad as he is if you think he should be killed. For all I know you could be the equivalent violent anti-spammer who has the same contempt for humanity.

Re:This is news? (0, Offtopic)

WaR.KiN (805785) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990764)

Hmm. An e-mail spammer demonstrates that he is a lowlife scumbag who deserves to be killed.
Why is this considered news?


This is news because he is the Spam KING. He is not just any spammer but a KING. Don't you know how royalty attracts the media like flies???

Ummm, does this mean? (1)

abirdman (557790) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990219)

So are the editors saying this isn't some legitimate, hard-working businessman just trying to make a buck on the internet? Yeah! Let him rot for all I care.

Re:Ummm, does this mean? (1)

Homology (639438) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990427)

So are the editors saying this isn't some legitimate, hard-working businessman just trying to make a buck on the internet? Yeah! Let him rot for all I care.

Yeah, he does not have Republican connections like former Enron executives. He forgot to make some "donations", tax deductible, of course.

Re:Ummm, does this mean? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990564)

You're one very bitter democrat aren't you? Welcome to the real world bud, enjoy your stay.

Oh ya, and stop trolling, it makes you look like a dumbass.

At last! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990220)

This is proof that SPAM can be deadly!

Obligatory Queen statement (3, Funny)

Brothernone (928252) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990243)

Antother one bites the dust, hey hey!

Obligatory Wierd Al statement (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990723)

Another one rides the bus, hey hey!

Good! (5, Funny)

Mysticalfruit (533341) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990244)

We can only hope his ass is now the recepticle for junk male...

*And* all those enlargement products actually work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990315)

Add 12 inches!!! :-)

Re:Good! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990323)

I think you meant "male spunk"

Re:Good! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990421)

Rape is HILARIOUS.

Re:Good! (1)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990785)

So is someone unwittingly falling into a pothole. What's your point? We should be morally outraged about pothole jokes because it's not a laughing matter, and people are actually hurt by them?

takeaway to pass on to Marketing ... (4, Funny)

psbrogna (611644) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990246)

Having opt-out's slain is frowned upon by the legal system.

I always knew.. (3, Funny)

chipset (639011) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990256)

I always knew that spamming was a gateway crime. It only leads to something bigger!

Re:I always knew.. (2, Funny)

Angstroem (692547) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990481)

Erm, no. Don't believe what they're writing in their "advertisements".

The only bigger thing that stuff leads to is bigger money for them.

Sounds like a bad joke to me... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990263)

Q:What do you call 1000 email spammers indicted on murder charges?

A: A start.

For those complaining about spam... (0, Offtopic)

Spy der Mann (805235) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990270)

(not totally off-topic, well kinda)

Has anyone of you installed blue frog from bluesecurity? It takes the vigilante approach of "flodding the spammer's website". Any reviews?

Re:For those complaining about spam... (1)

thefirelane (586885) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990305)

Has anyone of you installed blue frog from bluesecurity? It takes the vigilante approach of "flodding the spammer's website". Any reviews?

Sounds like a great product. Previously, you used to have to install some malicious code on a bunch of PCs to conduct a DDOS attack. Now you'll only have to send a bunch of fake spams with the site as a click through. cool!

Re:For those complaining about spam... (1)

gmack (197796) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990332)

Indeed.. I already see spam that seems to do exactly this.. usually adverting non existant child porn on the victim's site.

Oblig. Bash.org Quote (5, Funny)

borawjm (747876) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990280)

[Fooz] In a perfect world... spammers would get caught, go to jail, and share a cell with many men who have enlarged their penisses, taken Viagra and are looking for a new relationship.

Looks like we are one step closer to this "perfect world" Fooz speaks of!

Re:Oblig. Bash.org Quote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990784)

After seeing that gruesome Richard Speck video where he had tits in prison I'd say he was about to meet some of his "enlarge your breasts!" customers also.

Crime 101 (4, Funny)

sholden (12227) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990301)

It was one of several calls made by Smith to numbers not linked with his defense attorney that officials at the Elk River facility monitored and recorded.

Remember, when you're going to call someone from jail to discuss killing a witness have them steal your attorney's cell phone first...

Re:Crime 101 (1)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990472)

Too complicated, too risky. Just make sure your hitman and your lawyer are the same person! Not only do you not have to worry about the situation that lead to this guy getting caught, you can also get a feel for how carrying out the assassination would affect the case. Plus, being a lawyer and being a hitman are both hard, so if you can find someone who is good at both he must be really smart!

Not to mention the humurous one-liners he could spout about getting a victim's blood on his Armani suit, or how they have been "dismissed, with prejudice".

It just demonstrates something we already knew. (2, Insightful)

techno-vampire (666512) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990303)

As several posters pointed out, there's no evidence he spamvertised perscription drugs. However, when he started the drug business, he was already known as a spam king.

Now, he's in jail, using the jail's phone to set up witness intimidation and, possibly, murder. Anybody who thinks jail phones aren't monitored is a fool. It just goes to show: spammers are stupid.

Life plus 20... (1)

cparisi (136611) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990325)

Not only would he die in prison... but they would keep his rotting corpse behind bars for an additional 20 years "just to be safe."

Rizler? (1)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990335)

Sounds like he's gonna get smoked [wikipedia.org] !

(or in other words "In Soviet Spamerica, Rizler threatens to smoke YOU!")

Just like Viagra... (1)

MattskEE (925706) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990357)

If you send out a few million emails asking people to kill a witness, one of them will take you up on it.

Solution to b1g problems? (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990359)


C1@lis can help! Order now!!

Holy yikes....he's just a kid!!!! (5, Interesting)

numbski (515011) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990376)

WTF is this world coming to? Our children turn evil this quick now?

http://www.spamdailynews.com/uploads/rizler_003.jp g [spamdailynews.com]

I mean good lord. He amassed that kind of wealth that quickly, is now in jail and was threatening to kill another human being.

So sad...I don't feel bad for him, per se...but it makes me sick...

Re:Holy yikes....he's just a kid!!!! (1)

cloudmaster (10662) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990491)

That's the first thing I thought when I was the picture. I mean, I could probably afford to buy a Tahoe, but the other cars on the list...

Re:Obligatory Futurama reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990513)

"He's not a child ... he's 26!"

Re:Holy yikes....he's just a kid!!!! (3, Insightful)

Lispy (136512) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990544)

He didn't turn evil. He just turned greedy and stupid.
And yes, this happends to our kids rather quickly nowadays.

Re:Holy yikes....he's just a kid!!!! (1)

LaCosaNostradamus (630659) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990778)

Yeah, it sure does make me sick, too! I mean, threatening to kill a witness is yet another crime, and then you have to kill the witness of that crime -- which is the original witness! Rizler's strategy is disgustingly inept! Only threaten to kill people you intend to kill anyway! In fact, skip the "threatening" step ... the prudent tactician goes right to the kill!

The sad thing is, I'm not even sure I'm joking. I don't even have an MBA. :^P

Maybe... (4, Funny)

se2schul (667721) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990386)

...he received an unsolicited add for a hitman and decided to try it out.

I say we send him (3, Insightful)

future assassin (639396) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990387)

some snail mail packages containing order forms for Preperatin H.

One thing I was thinking though, will we get more spam as spammers get more and more time for their crime. Instead of just your grandmas spamming from their computer part time we gonna get sophisticated criminal/spam organizations who will get into this as the chance jail time vs profit increases. Just like drug trafficing. The more time you get for it the more money you can make from it.

LOL... (5, Funny)

Eric Damron (553630) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990443)

William Smith

Murcielago - $230,000.00
Houses in Prior Lake and Burnsville - 1 Million dollars
Being a high school dropout spammer stupid enough to use a jail phone to arrange a hit - Priceless!

The Greeks were right (1)

Gallowglass (22346) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990457)

They said that hubris was a sin and brought Nemesis to punish.

Oh, the hubris! The hubris!

(snicker)

A new way to deal with spammers? (5, Insightful)

91degrees (207121) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990463)

Spammers are sociopaths. It seems for a lot of them that their disregard for basic decency also includes a disregard for basic adherence to the law. I bet a lot of them are guilty of actual definite crimes. It's just a matter of finding what they are. But we can find out who a lot of them are.

Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14990464)

Will Smith is going to be gettin' jiggy wit his inmate buddies for a longtime to come...

Reminds me of... (1)

DanThuMan (915138) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990478)

SPAMAssassin. :)

The technichal term (1)

WisC (963341) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990489)

So this is a reverse Vardin Kushnir by proxy is it?

Spammers should be shot (1)

Basehart (633304) | more than 8 years ago | (#14990752)

They're the scourge of the universe.
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