Amir Golestan sentenced to 5 years in prison for IP theft scheme

And a statement from ARIN: Micfo’s Amir Golestan Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding ARIN - American Registry for Internet Numbers

So ARIN DB spammers should get at least a year or two, right? :slight_smile:

-mel via cell

Sadly, probably not. AUP violations are a civil, not a criminal matter. Fraud, OTOH, is a criminal matter.

In the US, at least, people don’t go to prison for civil matters.


It _is_ interesting that this was an IPv4 black market crime. Think of all the smaller black marketeers dealing in IPv4 trafficking.

-mel via cell