The felony conspiracy to commit wire fraud charge was against Christopher Kennedy, who faces a maximum 5-year prison term, centers around his website the authorities claim he owns called saucekit. The now-defunct site lets nefarious website owners purchase his cookie-stuffing code to unwittingly dupe eBay to pay those site owners thousands of dollars in advertising referral fees, the authorities said.

Authorities in San Jose, California, declined to say how many website owners – or underground eBay affiliates – had purchased the program, or how much Kennedy charged. But message boards and court documents claim that some underground entrepreneurs made up to $10,000 monthly in fraudulent eBay payments.

Kennedy spent 6 months in federal prison for his crimes.

Here’s the Scrubkit information.

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