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Trial Date Set for Alleged Elysium Admin

In the District Court of Limburg in early August, the alleged administrator of the darknet child abuse forum “Elysium” will stand trial before Judge Marco Schneider for 12 days in one of the biggest child abuse cases in Germany. Three co-conspirators will be joining the alleged administrator on August 2. All three, according to the German authorities behind the Elysium ... Read More »

Canadian Authorities Seize Bitcoin from Alleged Silk Road Vendor

According to a Canadian news outlet, the British Columbia Civil Forfeiture Office has claimed $1.4 million in Bitcoin seized after the arrest of a man allegedly connected to the famed Silk Road vendor MarijuanaIsMyMuse. However, the man was arrested in 2013, sentenced in 2015, and free only nine months later. Neither the Civil Forfeiture Office nor the Vancouver Police have ... Read More »

Alleged Fraudster Caught with Fake IDs and Stolen Credit Cards

According to recent documents filed in Multnomah County, Oregon, an expensive stay at a hotel in Portland followed by a declined credit card transaction led to a suspected fraudster’s arrest. Police arrested the suspect for using stolen credit cards, fake identification documents, and counterfeit currency he had purchased on the darknet. Steven Perini, a felon with a lengthy record of ... Read More »

Alleged Dealer’s Hearing Temporarily Suspended Due to Faulty Warrant

In the Rosenheim District Court, the prosecutors had trouble proving that a 29-year-old from Waldkraiburg had been selling drugs since early 2017. The hearing was suspended and rescheduled for a later date when the prosecution decides to move forward. Although the evidence was stacked against the alleged drug dealer, the police made a mistake during the investigation that, when brought ... Read More »

Alleged Dream Vendor Keeps Delaying His Court Appearances

In a move that surprised nobody, the Frenchman accused of running the “Oxymonster” vendor account on Dream successfully delayed his hearing in Florida where he faces a potential life sentence. The defendant, Gal Vallerius, 38, first caught media attention after he had stepped off a plane in Atlanta, Georgia, en route to a beard competition in Texas. The U.S. Drug ... Read More »

Three Alleged Fentanyl Dealers Busted in Ohio

Authorities in Summit County, Ohio, arrested three suspects for oxycodone and marijuana distribution. The suspects, according to police, had been receiving packages of oxycodone pills through the mail and reselling them. Later, Summit County officials terminated the case and named all three suspects in a new indictment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and one count of possession ... Read More »

Model ‘Periodically’ Used Ketamine Prior to Alleged Kidnapping

The ‘Instagram model’ who claimed a non-existent criminal group kidnapped her for a darknet auction periodically used ketamine for at least two months prior to the alleged kidnapping. Chloe Ayling, the 20-year-old alleged abductee, told Italian authorities that two men had drugged her and held her hostage for nearly a week. She said her kidnappers had used ketamine and when ... Read More »

Alleged Darknet Dealers Fight FBI Evidence in Court

Five alleged darknet drug traffickers from Germany have managed to shake the groundwork of a case built by the U.S. FBI and Europol. During the trial at the Regional Court of Aachen, the defense attorneys had a heated debate with Judge Melanie Theiner regarding the use of the FBI and Europol intel as evidence during the trial. The lawyers successfully ... Read More »

Feds to Sell Alleged Darknet Dealer’s Bitcoin

In December, a federal judge signed an order that allowed the U.S. government to sell bitcoin seized in an investigation into a fentanyl trafficking ring in Utah. Even though the defendants and original owners of the assets still faced charges in court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office moved to sell the digital currency and vehicles prior to any sentencing, citing the ... Read More »

Hearing Rescheduled for Alleged Dream Mod ‘OxyMonster’

Gal Vallerius, the alleged Dream moderator arrested by federal authorities in an airport in Atlanta, Georgia, moved to have his first hearing pushed from December 2017 to May 2018. According to suspect’s lawyer, the prosecutor’s office of the Southern District of Florida presented a case that involved “all if the complexity” of the internet. The judge granted the defense’s request. ... Read More »

Court Date Set for Alleged Dream Market Moderator

Former Dream Market Senior Moderator Gal Vallerius received a date for his next court appearance. Vallerius has been in federal custody ever since landing in the United States on August 31. The alleged darknet market moderator and vendor faces drug distribution conspiracy charges in the Southern District of Florida. According to the DEA agent responsible for the investigation, Vallerius worked ... Read More »

US Fights Russia Over Alleged BTC-e Founder Extradition

A Greek court cleared the way for Alexander Vinnik, a suspected operator of the Bitcoin exchange formerly known as BTC-e, to be cleared for extradition to the United States. Vinnik faces money laundering charges in the US. However, as a Russian citizen, Vinnik protested the extradition to the US and agreed to surrender himself to Russia. Russia issued an extradition ... Read More »

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Alleged Alphabay Admin Found Dead in Bangkok Jail

On July 5, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conducted raids at several locations in Montreal and Trois-Rivières. The RCMP Integrated Technology Crime Group executed the raids in connection with an investigation into a global network of firearm and drug trafficking on the darknet. According to an RCMP spokesperson, the investigation involved the FBI and other, global law enforcement agencies. Canadian ... Read More »