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Country: United States of America
State: California
Long time snowshoe type spammer, raided by FBI then indicted in 2017 on federal wire fraud charges tied to his spamming operations.

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United States v. Persaud (1:16-cr-00793) Admissions by Michael Persaud

Beginning no later than April 2012 and continuing until at least 2015, at Chicago, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and elsewhere, defendant MICHAEL PERSAUD, also known as “Michael Pearson,” “Michael Prescott,” and “Jeff Martinez,” falsely and fraudulently represented to Victims A through I that he would not use their networks to send bulk emails or emails concealing the origin of the emails, in order to gain access to the victims’ computer systems. At the time that defendant made these representations and promises,
defendant intended to use, and did use, the victims’ networks to send bulk emails and emails using domains registered in false names. The victims relied on Defendant’s false statements and leased him network space, which they would not have provided him access to the network if they knew Defendant’s true plan to send bulk emails and emails concealing the origination.

When confronted by victims about unsolicited email complaints, defendant fraudulently represented that he sent only “solicited” emails, when he knew that he had sent millions of unsolicited emails. Defendant’s conduct caused the victims’ IP addresses to be added to “IP blacklists,” thereby diminishing the value of those IP addresses.

On or about February 14, 2013, at Chicago, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and elsewhere, MICHAEL PERSAUD, also known as “Michael Pearson,” Michael Prescott,” and “Jeff Martinez,” defendant herein, for the purpose of executing the scheme, knowingly caused to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate commerce certain writings, signs, and signals, namely, an email transmitted through a server located in Chicago, Illinois, from Victim F to defendant PERSAUD, using the alias “Michael Pearson,” identifying the server and IP addresses leased by defendant, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.

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