AOL will dig for buried platinum and gold in spammer's Mom's yard

AOL won a giant judgement against a spammer named David Wolfgang Hawke, and they suspect that Hawke's spam-fortunes were converted to gold and platinum bullion and buried on his parents farm. AOL plans on using bulldozers and geological teams to find and excavate the buried loot:

To win a judge's permission for the search, AOL submitted receipts reflecting large purchases by Hawke of gold and platinum bars, Graham said. The company indicated it believes Hawke buried the loot on his parents' property using a shovel.

Greenbaum said the family believes Hawke buried gold in the White Mountains 130 miles north of Boston. She said he once confided to her that he bought gold — rather than expensive homes or cars — because it would be more difficult to seize in lawsuits.


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