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Shawn Hogan Sentenced - eBays #1 affiliate gets 5 months in federal prison! OUCH!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GuruCreation, May 2, 2014.

  1. humtuma

    humtuma Notable Member Premium Member

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    #61
    I know but i need Shawn response. I am buying and selling the things.
     
    humtuma, May 4, 2014 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Notable Member

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    #62
    Stop worrying, pour yourself a good long stiff drink. Has there been any announcement made as to DP closing? But I suppose you won't get any sleep until Shawn alleviates your fears, so hopefully he will respond.:)
     
    Spoiltdiva, May 4, 2014 IP
  3. melprise

    melprise Active Member

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    #63
    On balance, Shawn came out of this with a very light sentence and much of his fortune intact, an outcome vastly underwhelming compared to the combined forces of the FBI and the eBay litigative Godzilla team that sought to fry him to the bone. He came out, not exactly on top, but like the sole survivor at the end of a rough horror film. Take the miracle of surviving at all, and call it a win!
     
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  4. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #64
    Pretty sure it doesn't say that anywhere.
     
    digitalpoint, May 4, 2014 IP
  5. AveUgotaWkdSide

    AveUgotaWkdSide Active Member

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    #65
    You made the right decision Shawn. All the best in there, it will be over before you know it!
     
    AveUgotaWkdSide, May 4, 2014 IP
  6. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #66
    By the way what is happening to that other guy? Is he going to accept a plea bargain deal too? Or you guys have no contact whatsoever?
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2014
    qwikad.com, May 4, 2014 IP
  7. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #67
    I have nothing to do with that case.
     
    digitalpoint, May 4, 2014 IP
  8. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #68
    Probably cushier than the joint you hung out in :)
     
    sarahk, May 4, 2014 IP
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  9. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #69
    Three months without internet and cigarettes is torture. I´d prefer waterboarding.
     
    Blogmaster, May 5, 2014 IP
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    Doc2626 Greenhorn

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    #70
    Sorry to hear this, Shawn. But I can understand your decision to just cut your losses and put it behind you. You'll do your stint "standing on your head" and be back in no time.
    And I wouldn't be surprised if you spend that time dreaming up a new killer idea. Maybe you ought to write a book? ;)
     
    Doc2626, May 5, 2014 IP
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  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #71
    God I hope not... Like I'm not already backed up about 5 years on stuff I want to do. haha
    With pen and paper? lol Not sure I could write that much by hand, pretty sure my writing muscles would cramp up after about 2 minutes. Do people write by hand anymore for anything? :)
     
    digitalpoint, May 5, 2014 IP
  12. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #72
    "With pen and paper? lol Not sure I could write that much by hand, pretty sure my writing muscles would cramp up after about 2 minutes. Do people write by hand anymore for anything?"

    Just hire someone in there to take notes for you. It will cost you 2 soups and a candybar per day. :cool:
     
    Blogmaster, May 5, 2014 IP
  13. TheVisitors

    TheVisitors Greenhorn

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    #73
    I'm going to be blunt....

    I have quietly been following this case since it first became public. And @digitalpoint (Shawn), this whole thing is total bullshit and I hope eBay and them suck it out their ass! This is a true example of how bad our "justice" system "works".

    I'm very sorry this happen to you. It should not have. Sadly in America being right and doing no wrong, does not guarantee you neither justice, safety, or security.

    Stay safe
     
    TheVisitors, May 5, 2014 IP
  14. Gregcyber

    Gregcyber Active Member

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    #74
    Shawn, As some have said and think you may have interfered with their commissions form eBay affiliate programs.

    Making that kind of cash off ebay, it seems way back you asked for donations, DP needed better servers.

    I also seem to remember how DP got banned from goggle AdSense.

    I just be making a note that you have such a great mind in writing program code, how did you ever get sucked into the dark side?

    oh well.

    Cheers
     
    Gregcyber, May 5, 2014 IP
  15. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #75
    I never did anything remotely shady with AdSense... The time we were banned, Google reversed it since it was a mistake on their part.

    As far as eBay, I've already explained how/why... It was affiliate program managers always pushing for "a little more". At the end of the day, it was very little as far as dollar amounts.
     
    digitalpoint, May 5, 2014 IP
  16. theo-zzzz

    theo-zzzz Well-Known Member

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    #76
    "eBay paid Hogan a staggering $28 million in affiliate marketing sales commissions over the years, according to court papers."
    "Hogan also previously reached a civil settlement with eBay."

    That's a lot of money you need to pay eBay
     
    theo-zzzz, May 6, 2014 IP
  17. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #77
    Sounds to me like you are making assumptions. :)
     
    digitalpoint, May 6, 2014 IP
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    SEM Prodigy Member

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    #78
    The leader of all glorious digitalpoint?

    Say it ain't so...
     
    SEM Prodigy, May 6, 2014 IP
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    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    #79
    Shit, sorry to hear it. Drop and addy or amazon wishlist(?) perhaps. Happy to send some books etc.
    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, May 6, 2014 IP
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    #80
    Damn, the legal process in the States is slow, 7 years (+ 5 months to serve) to get closure.
     
    dodonnell, May 8, 2014 IP