Jeremy Jaynes

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Jeremy Jaynes (born 1974) was a prolific e-mail spammer, broadcasting junk e-mail from his home in North Carolina, United States. He became the first person in the world to be convicted of "felony spam", i.e., convicted of a felony for sending spam without allegation of any accompanying illegal conduct such as theft, fraud, trespass, defamation, or obscenity. His conviction was later overturned by the Virginia Supreme Court ruling unanimously the law Jaynes was prosecuted under violated the First Amendment. On March 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States refused the Virginia Attorney General's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Supreme Court of Virginia overturning the anti-spam statute. Jaynes never served any of his prison sentence for the overturned conviction.

Jeremy Jaynes attended high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His father was a professor of genetic engineering at Louisiana State University.

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