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Three charged in first case on obscene spam

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The US Justice Department said late Thursday the charges target an operation that sent out tens of millions of unsolicited e-mails with sexually explicit embedded images and links to pornographic websites.

The nine-count indictment returned in Phoenix, Arizona, names Jennifer Clason, 32; Jeffrey Kilbride, 39; and James Schaffer, 39. They were charged with fraud and related activity under the federal CAN-SPAM Act and criminal conspiracy.

The indictment also charges Kilbride and Schaffer with interstate transportation of obscene material and money laundering.

"Americans are fed up with the tens of millions of unsolicited, sexually explicit e-mails received every day," said acting Assistant Attorney General John Richter.

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