FBI puts stop to spam king
Agents close up shop by seizing equipment from bulk e-mailer's W. Bloomfield home in recent raid.
Warrants unsealed last week revealed that agents in September seized computers, laptops, financial records and disks from the 8,000-square-foot home of Alan M. Ralsky. The $750,000 West Bloomfield mini-mansion was built off profits from the 100 million electronic offers for everything from Botox to mortgages that Ralsky sends every day.
FBI agents even took a copy of a 2002 Detroit News story that called Ralsky the "poster boy for spam."
"We're out of business at this point in time," Ralsky said last week. "They didn't shut us down. They took all our equipment, which had the effect of shutting us down."
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