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Country: United States
State: Michigan
Convicted fraudster, spams using hijacked proxies & virus infected PCs and in the past by hijacking mail servers and mail accounts. One of the first people to host spam-websites in China to evade US law. Served years in prison due to stock-fraud spamming, but soon after being released, seemed to get right back into spamming.


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MEDIA: Michigan man accused in massive spam e-mail caper pleads guilty


By ED WHITE , Associated Press
Last update: June 22, 2009 - 6:27 PM

DETROIT - A Michigan man described as one of the world's most prolific senders of spam e-mail has pleaded guilty to fraud and acknowledged that he sent millions of unsolicited e-mails trying to influence Chinese stock prices.

Prosecutors say 64-year-old Alan Ralsky of West Bloomfield made $3 million in summer 2005 by using an elaborate spam e-mail system to inflate the prices of Chinese stocks on U.S. exchanges.

He pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in federal court in Detroit. Nine of the 11 people indicted last year in the case have pleaded guilty.

Ralsky faces a possible prison sentence of 3 1/2 years or less under terms of his plea agreement.

U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg says Ralsky was at one time the world's most notorious illegal spammer.

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