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A convicted spammer who who generated millions of dollars blasting out pump-and-dump messages has gone AWOL from the federal prison camp where he was serving a 21-month sentence. Edward "Eddie" Davidson, 35, walked away from a minimum security prison camp in Colorado on Sunday, according to news reports citing Justice Department …

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I hope he gets given more jail time when he's caught.

21 months is ridiculously little, considering the number of people he's annoyed - and the amount of money he's got from it.

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Perhaps we should send him to Austin Minnesota...

...where he can be packaged up properly and sent to those who would appreciate receiving SPAM.

see: http://www.hormelfoods.com for further information.

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Paris Hilton

He didn't walk away

.. the antispam filters eventually caught up with him after being blackilisted.

Paris, cause she knows how to do her time!

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Junk?

Have they checked the prison junk containers? Perhaps he got filed in there.

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Paris Hilton

DOH!

OK we tried minimum security. Time to move up to federal "pound me in the azz" prison...

Paris cuz she's prolly been...

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Pirate

21 months?

$2.8 million (after IRS) costs only 21 months of no-security prison time? That's a damn good salary even if you consider prison to be a 150 hour work week. Hello life of crime!

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@Andy

"21 months is ridiculously little, considering the number of people he's annoyed - and the amount of money he's got from it."

... and Gates walks free????

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AOL spammer

Absent Over Long?

How long was he down th pub before anyone noticed?

Most w-s from those holiday camps go aol when it becomes clear further legal action against them is pending. If authorities ever tried talking to each other, things could get a little more secure.

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It will be a long time

Judges generally don't like being ignored. If the judge says "21 months", he bloody well means it!

Evel Knievel was 5 hours late from a work pass, and got 6 more months inside. It could easily have been 3 more years! That's the sort of "order of magnitude" this shit-head is looking at when he gets caught. And I don't think that white-collar criminals generally have the street-smarts and connections to stay on the run for long. Just hope they get hime before he flees the country.

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WTF?

"......legitimate companies such as AOL."

What, *the* AOL? Legitimate? As a message source?

ROTFLMAO!

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Simpsons Episode?

That's what it sounds like to me with that fat stereotypical American policeman and the criminal always outwitting him.

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AOL a legitimate company?

Since when?

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I got a warm and fuzzy

Warm and Fuzzy just thinking about this guy in an Orange jumpsuit with, a dozen armed men with dogs on his tail. Drinking water in an old riverbed, as Officer Obie takes aim from the top of the bluff.

Let me indulge myself.

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More evidence of how seriously the US takes crime...

It's ridiculous really - 21 months in a minimum security, easily exitable camp, and an order to repay $174,000 to the IRS. What about the millions that he earned? And the misery that he caused?

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Edward "Eddie" Davidson. Presumably he got out by saying he was just plain Edward Davidson at the exit gate. US guards wouldn't be able to relate the name Eddie to Edward.

Really the people who go for these special "not to be missed", "nothing to lose" spam offers should be locked up for their own safety.

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it's an unfortunate fact

That most criminals who pursue white collar monetary crimes do not ever come close to paying back what they have stolen or being economically punished for what they have done. Just go back and look at all the big bank, savings & load, and stock market ripoffs and see. not a single person ever held fully accountable for what they stole, caused in losses, etc.

All rigghhht...Time for another crime spree!

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Unless, of course, your "crime" was to show up the government. Or show them up as incompetent retards.

Then you get a $5m bail and look at real jail times.

Heck, here in the UK if you steal £10,000 in the old fashioned way you may get some months in prison. May. If you refuse to pay your poll tax and "steal" £600 from the government, you'll be in prison for months no problem.

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Gold coins

"Federal authorities have already seized gold coins and other property belonging to Davidson."

Gold coins?? Did he pirate in his spare time too?

No chance of catching him now then, he'll be back on the open seas by now.

Mines the one with the parrot glued to the shoulder....Yaharr matey

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WTF???

How the fuck do you just walk out of federal prison? I've been grossly misinformed.

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Escaped Felon

Would it be wrong to hope that the Feds seize the opportunity to shoot the sod?

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This is old news...

Sorry but this have been on NANAE for a couple of days now.

According to the news reports, he was at a minimum security prison. With a 21 month sentence he'd be out in short manner.

He didn't just walk out, apparently his wife was there (visiting maybe?), he reportedly forced his way in to her car, drove to their house, got changed in to new clothes and then took off to whereabouts unknown.

Here's a free clue to the feds. If you've recovered some gold coins from your convict, the odds are that there are more that you haven't yet found. So he should be a flight risk. He's also a known identity thief so you can bet he'll have a couple of stolen identities that you're not aware of. He's a flight risk.

What's dumb is that he could have done the time in club fed and then split. 21 months less time off for good behavior?

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He didn't do it

It wasn't him, you guys. He didn't do it. It was one_armed_man@aol.com

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Email

Maybe he got an email from Mr. Jacks H. Killer and ran off because he was frightened.

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in Mexico

Eddie is probably in Mexico already, bound for Nigeria. Just a guess: he knows a little bit about getting a new identity for cash...

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@Ian Michael Gumb

What's dumb is that he could have done the time in club fed and then split. 21 months less time off for good behavior?

No such thing in the Federal system. He can get another 24 months for escaping . Idiot is looking at more time for escaping then the original crime .

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What's dumb is that he would get more time for escaping than his original crime plus, obviously he was able to escape in the original instance - dumbasses. Wish we coudl just neuter the cockends 8-)

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He's dead now.

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Unfortunately he took two others with him. http://cbs4denver.com/local/Edward.Davidson.dead.2.779131.html

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