'Spam King' escapes from federal prison

'Spam King' escapes from federal prison

Summary: [ UPDATE:  Davidson was found dead, involved in an apparent murder-suicide that involved his wife and 3-year-old daughter. ] Edward "Eddie" Davidson, a notorious e-mail spammer who was sentenced to jail time in April, has escaped from a federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado.

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‘Spam King’ escapes from federal prison

[ UPDATE:  Davidson was found dead, involved in an apparent murder-suicide that involved his wife and 3-year-old daughter. ]

Edward "Eddie" Davidson, a notorious e-mail spammer who was sentenced to jail time in April, has escaped from a federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado.

Davidson (left), also known as the "Spam King, made a run for it when his wife visited him last Sunday and is now officially listed in "escape" status, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was last seen in Lakewood, CO.

The FBI, IRS, and the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are helping the U.S. Marshals in the search for Davidson.

Davidson was housed in a minimum security facility. Minimum security institutions, also known as Federal Prison Camps (FPCs), have dormitory housing, a relatively low staff-to-inmate ratio, and are work and program-oriented. FPCs are generally located adjacent to larger institutions, where inmates help serve the labor needs of the larger institution.

This from the Rocky Mountain News:

"He jumped in the car with his wife," said Will Cochenour of the Lakewood police Tuesday. "When they were leaving, he forced her in the car, brought them home and left after a change in clothing. He's still at large."

On April 28, 2008, Davidson was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger to serve 21 months (just under 2 years) in federal prison. Judge Krieger also ordered him to pay $714,139 in restitution to the IRS. As part of the restitution, Davis has agreed to forfeit property he purchased, including gold coins (which the IRS is selling today), with the ill gotten proceeds of his offense.

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  • Now he'll be doing a longer stint

    When they find him. Double-dumbass on him.
    seanferd
    • Yes, and

      now that he's an escapee he'll most likely have graduated to a real facility where he won't be able to just walk or drive away.
      zdnetaaaaaa19
    • DUH!

      Duh, he killed himself. There will not be any other sentence except in HELL
      lnchigh
  • RE: 'Spam King' escapes from federal prison

    What the f**k kind of prison are the Feds running these days?? He just drove away?? I hope he spams the shit out of the warden and guards before he unleashes his wrath on the rest of us poor taxpayers!
    jps5
    • uhh....

      This was a minimum security work camp. Its where they send those that did not commit any form of violent crime. Such as tax evasion or the like. Most people with at least half a brain would not try to escape when they only have a 1-2 year sentance. This guy will now get thrown into a real prison (maybe even maximum security) for double the time (at a minimum).
      Stuka
      • Indeed...

        [i]This guy will now get thrown into a real prison (maybe even maximum security)[/i]

        I just finished reading a book about the federal prison system. If you are stupid enough to run from a minimum security camp, you are "upgraded" to a maximum security penitentiary for the duration of your stay when they catch you.

        Also, any sentencing agreements would be invalidated by the escape, so he's looking at significantly more time than the original sentence.

        And if conditions are still like they were depicted in another book I read years called "Hothouse", which described life in Leavenworth and Marion prisons, I would commit suicide before going to one.
        Hallowed are the Ori
  • No more "Minimum Security" for him....

    One more charge to add to the current charge and since he is now considered an escape risk he will be spending more time (add another 2-5yrs to his current sentence) with the "Big Boys" that don't have tennis courts.
    Oh they are going to have fun with him, by the time he gets out he will probably be going by the name Edie and be real cute.
    Bubba will make sure of that.

    What a real Bonehead.
    dunn2
  • In real jail, your inbox is crammed full of unsolicited male.

    nyuk nyuk

    i'd understand risking recapture+real jail+more time if they'd given him a REAL jail sentence...say 20 years. but 21 months? he could probably be out in a year or less w\ good behavior. this was NOI worth the risk...oh well
    Pathman
    • One can only hope that will be his punishment

      LOL

      unsolicited male ... :)

      One could only hope that will be his sentence.. of course.. being shot dead would have its perks too...

      ... sentenced spammer executed.

      no joke to that ... just justice served for all those he swindled.
      TG2
      • Dying is too good for him

        Killing this "female donkey orifice" is waste of a perfectly good and expensive bullet. A 30-06 round cost about 5 dollars so I rather buy a Happy Meal than waste with him with a bullet.
        Send him to the same place where the other terrorist (ie Gitmo) are sent so we, collectively, can torture him with taking money out of his accounts and having a read only computer screen where we can send him tons of spam to that screen. Physical torture with clamps and high voltage is allowed as long he remains alive.
        Again dying is too good for him.
        phatkat
    • OMG!

      That subject line has to be the most hilarious thing I've seen a while!!!

      "In real jail, your inbox is crammed full of unsolicited male."

      PERFECT!
      cljones2
  • RE: 'Spam King' escapes from federal prison

    It must be obvious that he would have been very likely to have weighed the pros/cons of his escape. Therefore, there had to be a very large reward for taking such a risk. That means that
    he must have hidden away a huge fortune, perhaps in some remote place where he was not totally confident that the funds would remain intact. He is not a stupid man. In his business and with his resources he would have taken years to establish 'a way out'. This is certain.
    tkjtkj
  • RE: 'Spam King' escapes from federal prison

    If only there was some way to send an email to everybody in the world with this information.

    8-)
    Antarias
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    itanalyst2
  • He probably...

    ...had it all set up in advance and was met by Chinese agents who smuggled him into Mexico and from there to China where, with the unlimited resources of the Chinese government, will try to spam the U.S. hard enough to wreck the economy.

    As bad as the economy is right now, that won't be real hard...
    Henrik Moller
  • Eddie Davidson...Loverock Davidson......

    Coincidence?
    itanalyst2
  • RE: 'Spam King' escapes from federal prison

    Thanks for letting us know that 21 months is less than two years.
    uidiots
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    uidiots
  • HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

    What an idiot! They sent him to "Club Fed" and now ,
    when they catch him, he will have to go to hell. Sooooo
    stupid.
    Landrue