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Silk Road Moderator Sentenced To Time Served

Curtis Green, the former employee of the Silk Road Marketplace, was sentenced to time served, 2 days and 4 years of supervised release, by Chief US District Judge Catherine C. Blake at Baltimore court. The man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Green was doing the customer support of the infamous Silk Road ... Read More »

Silk Road Counterfeit Vendor PurpleLotus Sentenced

Beau Wattigney (30), (AKA. PurpleLotus, GoldenLotus, CouponKing) a New Orleans man, has been sentenced to 41 months for manufacturing and selling more than $1 million in counterfeit coupons on Silk Road. Wattigney previously pleaded guilty to the charge of “conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit trademark counterfeiting”. After the plea, Judge Lemelle sentenced the man and immediately ... Read More »

Silk Road: Irish High Court To Rule On US Extradition Of Libertas

The Irish High Court will rule on the extradition case of Gary Davis (27) AKA. Libertas, the alleged administrator of Silk Road Marketplace, to the United States. Davis, from Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, is wanted for trial in the US and is charged with the conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According ... Read More »

Two South Devon Men Jailed For Importing Drugs From Silk Road

Nathan Wilson (30), and Jamie McAllister (35) has been both sentenced to prison for importing heroin and cannabis from the busted Silk Road marketplace. According to law enforcement officials, the two men were paying via Western Union for the drugs that have been sold from India and Thailand by vendors. The border officials have intercepted packages containing illegal substances and ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor Hammertime Sentence Reduced

Jason Weld Hagen from Vancouver, AKA. Hammertime, said to be the biggest meth vendor on the most infamous ex-dark net market, has been sentenced to a much lighter time, 37 months, followed by five years of court supervision, instead of a life sentence. According to law enforcement authorities, Hagen and his gang sold drugs on the dark web worth the ... Read More »

University Helped FBI In Silk Road 2 And Child Porn Busts

According to official court documents, an unnamed academic institution has been providing information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in certain cases, including the Silk Road 2 bust and a child porn case. In January, Brian Richard Farrell from Seattle, AKA. DoctorClu was busted by the FBI. According to official documents, Farell was the main staff member of Silk Road ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor Sentenced To 2 Year Prison

Sheldon Kennedy (25) from Lincoln, Nebraska, has been sentenced for 2 years of prison, which is followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances, including cocaine and many other illegal substances. Kennedy sold drugs, counterfeit money and lethal weapons online on the infamous former Silk Road Marketplace. According to Kennedy’s plea, he sold the ... Read More »

Ex-Silk Road Vendor Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison for Dealing Methylone

A 30-year-old Orlando man faces 20 years in federal prison for selling designer drugs which were being shipped from China through an online black market for illegal narcotics, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A jury found Andrew “Drew” Pieters guilty Thursday in federal court in Orlando for selling thousands of dollars worth of methylone – a designer drug similar ... Read More »

“Hammertime”: Members of a Silk Road Meth Operation Sentenced in Portland

Two players who worked with the biggest methamphetamine dealer on the dark-net site “Silk Road” were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the conspiracy (Vendor Hammertime). Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones sentenced Richard E. Webster to 2 ½ years in prison and gave Chelsea L. Reder credit for time served (she had served a day in jail) because, as ... Read More »

Libertas: US seeks extradition of Wicklow man over ‘Silk Road’

Wicklow man was an administrator of the Silk Road website which offered anonymity to those both selling and buying items including illegal drugs and hacking software. Gary Davis (Note: Alleged Silk road admin Libertas), aged 27, of Johnstown Court, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, is wanted for trial by US authorities on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer ... Read More »

Silk Road 2.0 Vendor Arrested in Onymous May Be Facing Jail (UK)

As it was published in walesonline: A drug dealer caught as part of an international clampdown on the so-called “dark net” platform Silk Road 2.0 has been warned he could face jail. Cei William Owens, was arrested with six other Britons last year by the National Crime Agency (NCA), hours after the FBI swooped on the controversial website’s alleged creator. ... Read More »

Silk Road Admin Ross Ulbricht (DPR) Sentenced to Life in Prison

The Silk road saga came to an end when Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison for running the underground online drug bazaar Silk Road (1), signaling the government’s seriousness in combating Dark net markets. Before the sentencing the parents of the victims of drug overdoses addressed the court. Ulbricht broke down ... Read More »

ThePurpleLotus: Indicted For Wire Fraud & Counterfeiting Using “Silk Road” 1/2

As it was published in Justice.gov: A Louisiana man was charged in a two-count information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit trademark counterfeiting using the “Silk Road” online marketplace, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. “Anonymous online ... Read More »

Silk Road Moderator Peter Nash Sentenced to Time Served

Great news regarding Peter Nash one of the 3 arrested moderators of Silk road – according to to smh.com.au: An Australian man who moderated the discussion forums on the underground drug website Silk Road was sentenced to time served on Tuesday after already being in custody for 17 months. Peter Nash, 42, dropped his head into his hands as US District ... Read More »

Op-Ed: Silk Road as harm reduction? Please…

As we’re all well and truly aware, the Ulbricht defense stratagem of ‘it wasn’t me, here are some other DPR options’ failed dismally – it is a matter of fact, legally speaking, that Ross William Ulbricht was DPR, and as such, ran the original Silk Road. Now, we’re on to the sentencing part of the equation, and it seems the ... Read More »