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Five Years in State Prison Awaits Convicted Domain Thief Daniel Goncalves - Who Wants to Be Next?

Five Years in State Prison Awaits Convicted Domain Thief Daniel Goncalves - Who Wants to Be Next?
The best news I have heard this week has to be word that a convicted domain thief is going to jail for his crime. 26-year-old Daniel Goncalves will not be doing his time in some minimum security lock up either... (full story here)...
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    It is nice to see that some people pulling that crap are getting their due.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    Wow. I didn't even know about this case until now. I'm glad that the law is cracking down on the hackers and scammers. The wild internet west is beginning to get more tamed.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMmoneydeals
      It's a good thing that he's being brought to justice for his crime. The justice system in many countries is not always able to keep up with the progress of technology and truly understand the economic impact certain cyber activities can have.

      That article does make me wonder why he is being sent to a state prison instead of a minimum security prison. If he committed electronic crimes, does he really need to be put in a prison population with more violent and hardened criminals?
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    • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
      Originally Posted by Fun to Write View Post

      Wow. I didn't even know about this case until now. I'm glad that the law is cracking down on the hackers and scammers. The wild internet west is beginning to get more tamed.
      I bet our grandchildren and their children see a much better World Wide Web!
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    I hope the 5 years will not be converted to 5 months or weeks like we see here in my domicile.
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    • Profile picture of the author sanssecret
      Lol, I just finished reading this about 10 minutes ago.

      Maybe folks will think twice before going in for cybercrime? And maybe they won't? Still, it's nice to see the message that crime doesn't always pay.
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi Gene,

        It looks like he'll be doing his domain stealing up in the Statesville prison from now on, up there with Sally Decker, Martin, Dutch Gunderson and Lana...

        (Tribute to the late, great Leslie Nielsen RIP)
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        • Profile picture of the author Vince L
          Good news for the rest of us! There are consequences for your actions.

          Cheaters Beware!
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  • Profile picture of the author danes1
    Yep, I heard about this earlier this morning. Theft is theft, no matter where it takes place and you gotta suffer the consequences!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Thanks for sharing, Gene. Hopefully this will make the cyber scam artists out there more than a little nervous about ripping people off, and stealing from them. I'm sure Daniel initially had the notion that he could get off scot-free on the internet, but this will teach him a lesson he isn't likely to ever forget.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
      On the surface, the perpetrator seemed bright as a fluorescent light after breaching that Godaddy account but wait, look who he stole from...

      As we told you in August 2009, Goncalves picked the wrong people to steal from when he hijacked P2P.com and two other domains from industry pioneer Marc Ostrofsky and his partners Albert and Lesli Angel. Albert Angel happens to be a noted attorney and former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor. Oops!

      These were not the kind of people to let anyone get away with stealing their property. The Angels tracked the thief for over a year and packaged an enormous amount of data to help prosecutors crack the case. Still, despite Albert's law enforcement background and Lesli's single-minded devotion to gathering proof for the authorities, seeing justice served did not come easily. "There were times I felt that people who have their hubcaps stolen have more remedies than victims of Internet domain theft!," Mrs. Angel said. "But I was determined to bring this thief to justice, and I am gratified by the outcome today. Other victims of cybercrime should be on alert that such theft will not be tolerated in a world where business is now conducted online."
      Of all the people in the world he could have stolen from, they should have been the very last individuals on his list.

      Like Sammy Davis Jr., used to croon, "Don't Do The Crime If You Can't Do The Time"


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      • Profile picture of the author Tony_Brayley
        It's unfortunate that you have to have deep pockets and be a lawyer in order to see that justice is done. The average Joe would be s.o.l.

        Having said that, hope he rots in there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    lololololololol nice! throw away the key.. for as long as the law allows.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Love it ... that's a great story and the first time I've heard of someone actually being convicted of domain theft, even though it happens. Guess if you're going to steal domains you should make sure the victim is not a lawyer and former prosecutor. lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author theentry
    Albert Angel happens to be a noted attorney and former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor. Oops!
    Haha talk about stealing from the wrong people
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by theentry View Post

      Haha talk about stealing from the wrong people
      Daniel definitely had the misfortune of picking the wrong guy to tangle with, but I'm sure that when you're perpetrating a crime like this you don't really think about the consequences of who you're stealing from!
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    BubbaAndMe.net is available

    but there again...I hear there's a new domain extension being released soon that this guy might be interested in - .con

    BubbaAndMe.con - has a nice ring to it
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  • Profile picture of the author aldovacano
    Nice post, Go to the original source and register for the webinar, it sounds good to attend that webinar.
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  • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
    A good start .. This trend should continue to all aspect of society ... maybe it will help stem corruption all over ...
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    watch this space ...
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