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This is another story that defies commentary. The Boston Herald reports:

America Online is prepared to take a backhoe to a Medfield couple's yard in a search for as much as $500,000 in hidden gold and platinum bars it believes may have been buried there by the family's neo-Nazi son who made millions off of Internet spam scams.

AOL, the giant Internet provider, said it's only trying to collect ill-gotten assets from Davis Wolfgang Hawke, a former Westwood High School student turned neo-Nazi cyber con artist.

Say what you want about AOL, but that is badass. Much more badass than the Boston Globe's silly illustration (shown here) implies.

You've got gold - AOL goes digging [Boston Herald]