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German Judge Sentenced a Hansa Vendor to Two Years

At Ludwigsburg District Court, Judge Franziska Scheffel sentenced a 23-year-old darknet drug vendor to a suspended sentence of two years. At a previous court appearance, the court convicted the young man of the commercial trade of illegal narcotics and drug possession. According to information revealed in the courtroom, the man had been selling cocaine on the now-defunct Hansa market. The ... Read More »

“OxyMonster” Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Charges

The French national known as “OxyMonster” on several darknet marketplaces pleaded guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges in a federal court in the Southern District of Florida on June 12. The Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, John P. Cronan, announced the development alongside the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Benjamin ... Read More »

25.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

“Variety Jones” Arraigned, Pleaded Not Guilty to All Six Charges Variety Jones aka Roger Clark was arraigned before a United States District Judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As expected (for any defendant), Clark pleaded not guilty to the entire indictment. As previously reported, the indictment accuses Clark of a wide variety ... Read More »

French Drug Dealers Sentenced Following a Vendor Bust in Germany

As part of an investigation that began in January 2017, French police raided the home of suspected darknet drug dealers in the French towns of Grosbliederstroff and Sarreguemines. The investigation began with a German darknet vendor by German authorities. The trail led to a drug reseller in France and a customer of the reseller. The defendants in France have now ... Read More »

“Publicity Stunt” Kidnapper Sentenced to 201 Months in Prison

An Italian court sentenced Lukasz Herba to 16 years and nine months in prison for kidnapping former Instagram model Chloe Ayling in Milan, Italy. The Polish man, according to Ayling’s statements, had lured her to Italy for a nonexistent photoshoot and then kidnapped her. Herba, along with other assailants, told her they worked as hitmen and mercenaries for a human ... Read More »

Two on Trial for Selling Son to Pedophiles on the Darknet

In a child abuse case connected to users of Tabooless Chat and darknet child abuse forums, a mother and her partner have gone to trial in Freiburg for allowing pedophiles to rape their nine-year-old son in exchange for thousands of euros. German authorities arrested the couple in September 2017 after someone had sent an anonymous tip that exposed the child ... Read More »

Canadian Police Bust Massive Dream Vendor “Mr Hotsauce”

According to an announcement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a “prolific drug trafficker” landed in police custody after an investigation into thousands of drug transactions that connected to a single drug operation. The RCMP ended the career of one of the largest fentanyl vendors in Canada. Towards the end of the month of May, the RCMP SOC rounded ... Read More »

Utah: Three Enter Guilty Pleas in the PharmaMaster Case

Three people pleaded guilty to helping the now-infamous darknet vendor “Pharma-Master” distribute fentanyl and alprazolam from his Cottonwood Heights homes. While the three individuals played much less important roles than the two leaders of the Utah-based drug trafficking operation, federal prosecutors pursued the indictment just the same. The first two now-convicted drug traffickers were first named in the first superseding ... Read More »

Chicago Woman Denies Hiring a Hitman on the Darknet

Tina E. Jones, 31, entered a plea of not guilty to solicitation of murder and attempted murder at the DuPage County court, court documents revealed. In April, Chicago law enforcement arrested Jones after she had allegedly arranged for the assassination of a romantic rival through a fraudulent “murder-for-hire “ site on the darknet. According to the information revealed after the ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught in Homeland Security Operation Sentenced to Prison

According to an announcement from John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, a district court judge sentenced a Connecticut, man to five years in prison for possessing hundreds of pictures and videos that depicted child abuse. The defendant, a 61-year-old from Shelton, Connecticut, named Michael Hull, had been downloading child abuse material on the darknet when ... Read More »

Fentanyl Dealer to Spend Two Decades in Prison

An announcement from United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon of the US Attorney’s Office of the District of South Carolina revealed that a Charleston district judge had sentenced a fentanyl dealer to 20 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl that resulted in death. After the incarceration, the defendant—a 61-year-old—will spend another five years on federal supervision. The defendant, Robert ... Read More »

Isle of Man Suspect Downloaded the Worst Child Abuse Content Available

A 24-year-old from Castletown, Isle of Man, downloaded the most severe child abuse videos from the darknet, a Magistrates heard after deciding they lacked the ability to adequately sentence the suspect. Magistrates believed the maximum sentence they could impose—six months in custody—would not have served as a harsh enough punishment. And as a result, in July, the man will attend ... Read More »

NSW Man Busted for Role in an International Darknet Drug Operation

An operation focused on a group of international darknet drug traffickers led to the arrest of the alleged Australian arm of the drug syndicate, an announcement from New South Wales police revealed. Dozens of package seizures led to the suspect’s arrest and indictment with 45 counts of charges connected to drug distribution, importation, and conspiracy. In February 2018, investigators from ... Read More »

Six Teenagers on Trial for Darknet Distribution Operation

At the Coburg Regional Court, a group of six teenagers faced charges connected to a massive darknet drug operation. Officials have called the case “exceptional “ due to the abnormalities seen in the business model and scale of an operation allegedly headed by someone so young. The main defendant—an 18-year-old—allegedly controlled the group’s supply of drugs through contacts in the ... Read More »