Facebook asked the Canadian court to uphold the US judgment against Guerbuez after he failed to show to fight the charges in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. Last week, a Canadian court upheld the ruling and ordered him to pay, according to The Gazette and cnews. If we include some additional damages and the Canadian exchange rate, Guerbuez actually owes Facebook $1,068,928,721.46 for his four million spam posts on penis-enlargement, marijuana, and pornography. The spammer has actually filed for bankruptcy, so he's still not planning on paying. We doubt he's actually bankrupt, but at the same time 1 billion is a little much for a spam fine.
Guerbuez seems happy with the attention, however, noting that he would like to convert his notoriety into a book or movie deal. His blog shows him living the high life in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills, as well as dining out at expensive restaurants in Montreal. He's particularly proud of getting the "Largest Award Ever" under the CAN SPAM act in the Guiness Book of World Records for 2010.
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