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Welfare Office Allegedly Ignored All Warning Signs in Freiburg Abuse Case

Amidst an ongoing child abuse case in Freiburg where the child’s mother admitted to allowing pedophiles from the darknet to meet and rape her nine-year-old son, officials started looking at the role (or lack thereof) played by the youth welfare office in Germany. The boy’s mother—who recently admitted communicating with pedophiles in darknet chat rooms for the sole purpose of ... Read More »

Another Man Sentenced in the Staufen Abuse Case

In a court in the southwestern German town of Staufen, a 44-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempting to rape and torture the child of two pedophiles he had met on many darknet child abuse sites. The man, not aware that the boy’s mother and partner had been arrested, talked online with undercover police agents who ... Read More »

‘JCC hoax bomber’ Convicted in Serial Bomb Threat Case

At the Tel Aviv District Court, the 19-year-old responsible for sending more than 2,000 bomb threats to public buildings and institutions was convicted so far only for his numerous crimes committed as an adult. As the Jerusalem Post reported, the courts have not yet taken any action concerning the crimes committed as a minor. According to documents from the U.S. ... Read More »

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Ross Ulbricht’s Case

In December of last year, the attorneys for Ross Ulbricht, the convicted creator of the original Silk Road darknet, had asked the Supreme Court of the United States to review Ulbricht’s case in a petition for a writ of certiorari they filed with the high court. But prior to the end of the Supreme Court’s term for this year, the ... Read More »

Suspected Kidnapper Extradited in “Black Death Group” Case

Not long after a Milan court sentenced Lukasz Pawel Herba to almost 17 years in prison for kidnapping Chloe Ayling, authorities extradited Lukasz Herba’s brother, Michal Konrad Herba, to Italy where he faces kidnapping and accessory charges. Ayling accused both brothers of kidnapping her and threatening to auction her to wealthy men who purchase women through a darknet human trafficking ... 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 »

Money Laundering Case in Israel Leads to the Seizure of 1000 Bitcoins

On May 21, Hilmi Git was arraigned by the cybercrime division of the State Attorney’s office of Hebron, Israel for supposedly utilizing more than 800 Israeli credit cards to complete 20,000 false exchanges and laundering the cash using bitcoin. The indictment, documented in the Tel Aviv locale courts, affirms that the exchanges they guarantee Git made add up to over ... Read More »

Doctor Avoids Jail in Stimulant Importation Case

Michael Condon, a NHS doctor and consultant in a hospital A&E unit, avoided a jail sentence after admitting he had imported α-PHP, 4-fluoroamphetamine, and methylone from a source in the Netherlands. The sentencing judge at Bolton Crown Court gave Condon a suspended sentence in lieu of any time behind bars. “In my view, nothing will be served by imposing a ... 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 »

Grandfather of 12 Sentenced in Operation Pacifier Case

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant announced that a federal judge had sentenced a 76-year-old user of the darknet child abuse forum “Playpen” to eight years in federal prison. The Massachusetts man, Edward F. Dupont, had formerly pleaded guilty to downloading hundreds of child abuse pictures from the now-defunct darknet forum. The prosecution had argued that Dupont deserved a sentence ... Read More »

Another Utah Man Charged in Pharma-Master Case

The Pharma-Master case keeps getting larger, as the pile of evidence keeps stacking in favor of the prosecution, and the number of superseding indictments keeps climbing. In late April, charges filed in U.S. District Court accused another Utah man of working with Aaron Michael Shamo aka Pharma-Master. According to the charges, Jonathan Luke Paz helped the “nation’s largest fentanyl trafficking ... Read More »

Dark web Evidence to feature in high-profile Irish gangland case

The state police force of the Republic of Ireland, Gardai, is expected to present evidence seized from the dark web in the forthcoming high-profile case against an organized Irish dark web criminal gang. Recently, the organized Irish criminal gangs have been on the rise particularly with the use of virtual currencies and bitcoin to launder money from illegal practices such ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Charged in Carfentanil Distribution Case

Nearly one week after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Connecticut police raided one of the northeast’s largest carfentanil pressing labs, David Reichard, 29, was charged for possessing heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. He appeared before federal Magistrate Holly Fitzimmons and consented to detention without prejudice. According to Lindy Urso, the man’s attorney, Reichard had a drug ... Read More »

Last Defendant has Entered Prison in Alphabay Heroin Case

A former darknet vendor recently started serving his prison sentence for his role in a cocaine and heroin trafficking operation. Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq, a 25-year-old Pakistani national, worked alongside 33-year-old Abdullah Almashwali in Brooklyn, New York, to ship drugs across the United States through the United States Postal Service. Almashwali received his prison sentence in July 2017 and Farooq got ... Read More »

Three Found Guilty in Fatal Fentanyl Conspiracy Case

A federal jury in Nashville, Tennessee, found three men guilty of participating a fentanyl distribution conspiracy based in Madison during an 8-days trial.. The men are now waiting for their prison sentences alongside another five co-conspirators who had previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the fatal distribution conspiracy. The charges carry mandatory minimum prison sentences of 20 years. All ... Read More »