First Criminal Cases Filed Under CAN-SPAM Act

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 29, 2004

FTC press release: “The FTC has cracked down on two spam operations that have clogged the Internet with millions of deceptive messages and violated federal laws…Both operations have been identified by the anti-spam organization Spamhaus as among the largest spammers in the world.”

  • Complaint: Federal Trade Commission, plaintiff, v. Phoenix Avatar, LLC doing business as Avatar Nutrition, DJL, LLC, Daniel J. Lin, Mark M. Sadek, James Lin, and Christopher M. Chung doing business as A I T Herbal Marketing, defendants., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (April 23, 2004) [Link to additional documents]
  • Criminal complaint: United States of America v. Daniel J. Lin, James J. Lin, Chris Chung, and Mark M. Sadek., United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Case Number: 04-80383, (April 23, 2004)
  • Federal Trade Commission, plaintiff, v. Global Web Promotions Pty Ltd., Michael John Anthony Van Essen, and Lance Thomas Atkinson, defendants., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, (April 28, 2004) [Link to documents]
  • Can-Spam Law Meets Its First Test
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