CA AG and FTC Seek TRO Against Spammer
Press release: Attorney General Lockyer Goes to Court to Shut Down Major California-Based Spam Operation - Action Comes In First-Ever Enforcement Collaboration With Federal Trade Commission, April 13, 2005. "Attorney General Bill Lockyer today will ask a federal court to shut down a major California-based spam operation that has bombarded people across the country with illegal email ads pitching mortgage services, car warranties, travel deals, prescription drugs and college degrees...U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Conti, Northern District of California, today will hear a request that he issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) in a 13-count lawsuit against the spammers filed jointly yesterday by Lockyer and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The TRO requested by Lockyer and the FTC would stop the defendants from continuing to send illegal spam, freeze their assets and require them to turn over to Lockyer's office and the FTC computer records related to their operation. The defendants include Los Angeles residents Rick Yang and Peonie Pui Ting Chen, and the spam operation they run under the corporate names of Optin Global, Inc. and Vision Media Limited Corp. Judge Conti could rule on the TRO request as early as today."