Dolan conned AOL users into disclosing their credit card numbers, using fake greetings cards. He also "attempted to bribe a codefendant, threatened to kill someone he thought was a government informant, and suborned perjury from his girlfriend" according to the article, indicating the sort of person he is."A West Haven, Conn., man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for masterminding a phishing scheme that targeted AOL users over a four-year period. Michael Dolan, 24, was sentenced Wednesday in Connecticut federal court. The seven-year sentence was the maximum he could have received, said Assistant U.S. District Attorney Edward Chang, via e-mail. Dolan was also sentenced to three years' supervised release, and a $200 special assessment, he added. Last year Dolan pleaded guilty to fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. ..."
5 Sep 2008
Infoworld reports on the sentencing of a phisher: