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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Medfield treasure?

MEDFIELD

No word yet on whether the Medfield parents of a notorious Internet spammer will allow America Online to search their property to see if their son buried gold there.

But the man's grandparents say they will allow a search of their property in Westwood.

Robert Davis, 90, grandfather of Davis Wolfgang Hawke, said he and his wife decided to compromise and allow the company to use radar and sonar to find out if anything is in their yard in.

Davis said he wanted to avoid an expensive legal battle with AOL. The Internet company wants to search for the treasure to satisfy a $12.8 million judgment it won against Hawke in court in Virginia last year for bombarding AOL customers with spam e-mails.

Hawke's mother, Peggy Greenbaum, has maintained she intends to fight AOL's attempts to search her property in Medfield.

-- AP

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