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Downingtown Man Sentenced To Prison Term For SPAM Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2012

 

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McDaid, 51, of Downingtown, PA, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for violating the “CAN-SPAM” Act. McDaid pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud in connection with electronic mail. McDaid hired three “affiliates” to send out millions of “spam” e-mails advertising and marketing herbal and other supplement pills sold by McDaid’s company, Sili Neutraceuticals. McDaid caused these spam e-mails to be sent, even though he knew that the e-mails did not comply with the requirements of the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketings Act of 2003, more commonly known as the “CAN-SPAM Act.”

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Stewart Dalzell ordered McDaid to pay a fine in the amount of $1,000, a special assessment of $300, and one year of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexander Nguyen.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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