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Pair Charged with Selling Stolen AOL E-Mails

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Pair Charged with Selling Stolen AOL E-Mails

Pair Charged with Selling Stolen AOL E-Mails

Pair Charged with Selling Stolen AOL E-Mails

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Federal prosecutors charge two men under a federal anti-spam law, accusing them of selling illegally obtaining e-mail addresses. Federal prosecutors say Jason Smathers, an America Online employee, sold 92 million AOL e-mail addresses to Sean Dunaway, who sent advertisements before selling the addresses to others. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Saul Hansell of The New York Times.