Open Letter from Brad Smith, Microsoft General Counsel: Microsoft to expand enforcement efforts against illegal Internet practices.: "Self-proclaimed “Spam King” Scott Richter has agreed to pay over $7 million in damages, pending approval by the court.
After covering our legal expenses for the case, Microsoft will then reinvest every penny from this settlement. We’ll dedicate $5 million dollars to increase our Internet enforcement efforts and expand technical and investigative support to help law enforcement address computer-related crimes.
In appreciation of the role of the New York Attorney General, another $1 million of this settlement money will be directed to New York state through Microsoft Unlimited Potential donations, which help community centers to expand computer-related skills training for youths and adults."