Sanford Wallace faces up to 16 years in jail, if found guilty of a number of phishing attacks on half a million unsuspecting Facebook users.

Wallace is alleged to have sent 27 million spam messages from hacked Facebook accounts back in 2008 and 2009.

He has now been indicted by a California court on three counts of intentional damage to a protected computer and two counts of criminal contempt.

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Wallace is said to have compromised around 500,000 Facebook accounts during three separate attacks between November 2008 and March 2009.

If convicted of all the current charges, this self-described spam king could well be looking at a 40 year stretch in prison, as well as fines in excess of $2 million.

Wallace's notorious CyberPromotions was responsible for spamming around 30 million junk e-mails every day back in the 1990s.

Despite being ordered to not access Facebook by a US District Court Judge back in 2009, Wallace is also charged with violating that order by accessing the social network under the pseudoymn David Sinful-Saturdays Fredericks earlier this year.

Via PCWorld.com and Cnet