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Bavarian Man Admits 34 Alphabay Orders in Court

At a court in Regensburg, Bavaria, a 20-year-old fraudster confused the court with continued confessions of crimes previously unknown to the prosecution. The young man had ordered both drugs and counterfeit currency from Alphabay vendors—information the defendant had revealed to investigators after an arrest for incitement to counterfeit money. No new charges can come from his confusing admissions of guilt. ... Read More »

Dream Vendor ‘Mr Drug Commander’ Admits Drug Trafficking

Late last year, the German Federal Criminal Police Office announced the arrest of a so-called “top vendor” who, according to an official press release, had been selling methamphetamine, ecstasy, and other drugs on the now-defunct Hansa darknet market and Dream market. The vendor now faces a week long trial in a court in Coburg for the large scale and commercial ... Read More »

California Man Admits Selling Guns to a Darknet Vendor

U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced that Michael Paul Grisham Smith, 44, pleaded guilty to selling AR-15s with obliterated serial numbers to undercover Homeland Security Investigations agents who had been posing as a darknet weapons vendor. In five months, according to the announcement and recently unsealed court documents, Smith sold eight rifles to the undercover federal agent on three separate ... Read More »

Childs Play Member Admits Guilt in Canadian Court

Canadian law enforcement played a significant role in the capture and incarceration of one of the two owners of the former darknet child abuse forum “Childs Play” and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have routinely demonstrated their willingness to keep children safe. While both MagicKingdom and Childs Play thrived as darknet child abuse sites, the user “Steps” concerned the police; ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor UKBargins Admits Running Fentanyl Operation

A recent press release from the UK’s National Criminal Agency revealed that three suspected darknet vendors admitted running the Alphabay account “UKBargins.” According to their own admissions recently made in court, the trio distributed fentanyl, carfentanil, furanyl-fentanyl, butyr-fentanyl, and other fentanyl analogues from December 2016 up until their April 2017 arrests. Customer lists seized during law enforcement raids led to ... Read More »

Virginia Nurse Practitioner Admits Drug Trafficking Scheme

Matthew Justin Sykes, a nurse practitioner who formerly worked at a drug rehabilitation facility, pleaded to numerous charges connected to illegally distributing drugs from the darknet and from unlawfully obtained prescriptions. As a nurse practitioner, Sykes had a valid registration number that allowed him to write prescriptions for controlled substances. While working as a medical professional, Sykes had been selling ... Read More »

USPS Employee Admits Selling Drugs on the Darknet

In a federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, Cory Nicholas Skinner, 32, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and admitted that he had been operating a vendor account on the Dream darknet market. The 32-year-old admitted that he had worked as a United States Post Office employee while distributing cocaine, heroin, and buprenorphine on the darknet. Both United States Attorney for ... Read More »

Utah Man Admits Being Alphabay Vendor’s “PR Guy”

One of the heads of the Pharma-Master drug distribution organization pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to his role in distributing fentanyl and alprazolam through the now-defunct darknet market “Alphabay.” Mario Anthony Noble, 31, told prosecutors that he had helped Aaron Shamo sell millions of dollars worth of drugs out of Shamo’s Cottonwood Heights home. According to information Noble admitted ... Read More »

Dublin Man Admits Guilt in Playpen Case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, despite botching the entire investigation, successfully collected enough evidence during Operation Pacifier to convict a handful of pedophiles across the globe. Officials at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court handled one of the most recent Operation Pacifier cases; a 20-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing child abuse material. According to the Cyber Crime Bureau’s Detective Brad Wallace, the ... Read More »

San Diego Darknet Dealer Admits Carfentanil Distribution

In early April, a former darknet vendor from San Diego pleaded guilty to buying and selling controlled substances via the darknet. Sky Justin Gornik, 39, had been selling drugs for years before federal agents raided his home and discovered fentanyl, carfentanil, ketamine, and other assorted illegal substances. After Gornik’s late 2017 arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District ... Read More »

German Man Admits Sharing ‘Child Porn’ on the Darknet

According to reports from local news outlets, a 37-year-old man from the Bliesgau region of Saarland, Germany, admitted to downloading and sharing child abuse videos on the darknet. The prosecution had accused the man of downloading and sharing at least 107 pictures and videos that showed the sexual abuse of children. His confession and willingness to work with the court ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor Admits Fentanyl Distribution Resulting in Death

In early 2017, a Federal Grand Jury in South Carolina returned an indictment that accused Robert Bryan Mansfield, a 60-year-old Charleston man, of conspiracy possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute. According to court documents recently made public, authorities caught Mansfield during a Department of Homeland Security investigation into international drug trafficking. The arrest later involved officers from ... Read More »

Nigerian Fraudster Admits Role in 2 Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

In early 2018, a Nigerian fraudster responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from companies in the United States pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges. The fraudster, a 31-year-old named Adeyemi Odufuye, admitted that he worked with others to trick unsuspecting employees to wire millions of dollars to bank accounts under Odufuye’s control. The Nigerian citizen pleaded ... Read More »

Elysium Member Admits Guilt in Dresden Court

In July, the Federal Criminal Police Office raided an apartment and arrested a 39-year-old male. At the same time, a massive darknet child abuse forum called Elysium suddenly went dark. The apartment belonged to the owner of the forum and the BKA had seized his servers. Six months later, one of the 87,000 Elysium members appeared at the Dresden District ... Read More »

Moderator of Darknet Child Porn Sites Admits Guilt

A 21-year-old Penticton man pleaded guilty to one count of importing and distributing child pornography in connection with multiple darknet child pornography sites. According to the prosecuting lawyer Andrew Vandersluys, the 21-year-old defendant either created or moderated the following darknet child abuse sites: the Giftbox Exchange, Childs Play, and Hurt Meh. The defendant, Tyler Walker, played a key role in ... Read More »