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08/16/2006 08:34 AM ID: 56322 Permalink   

AOL Gets Gold Fever

 

Last year, AOL sued David Wolfgang Hawke for sending millions of spam emails to AOL subscribers - and won the case by default.

The U.S. District Court of Virgina awarded a judgement of $12.8 million against the defendant, however AOL has been unable to contact Hawke to collect.

AOL now plans to dig for buried gold and platinum near Hawke's home. The company believes that Hawke buried his shiny loot on his parents' property using a shovel. The family believes AOL should be searching in the White Mountains, not on their land.

 
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  Good grief  
 
AOL submitted receipts showing large purchases of precious metals. They must have submitted proof of a shovel purchase, otherwise how would they know that sort of thing?

He was making 600 grand a month for a while there, that's not bad. He's smart though, he didn't upgrade his beater retired cop car or buy a house, he hid it knowing he stood a good chance of being sued. Let's see the court-appointed geological team search a mountain range.
 
  by: caution2     08/16/2006 09:26 AM     
  This is hard to do...  
 
but I have to side with AOL on this one. Spam makes me get a new email address every year while AOL makes AIM keeps Winamp going. I'm pretty sure AOL is just trying to set an example with this guy, but it's a nice example :)
 
  by: QHOBBES   08/17/2006 10:51 AM     
 
 
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