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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 »

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 »

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 »

British Dark Web Fentanyl Gang Captured, Trial Set

Three brits who operated a dark web drug business are now in line for a jail sentence after admitting guilt to selling fatal fentanyl across the globe through a mail order system they set up. Those arrested included: 22-year-old Jake Levene, of Turner Close, Wakefield, 45-year-old Lee Childs of Bedale Court, Morley, Leeds and Mandy Christopher Lowther, a 21-year-old from ... Read More »

Swiss Man Faces Trial After 800 Darknet Drug Transactions

Photo Credits: Blick: The suspect used DVD cases to peddle cocaine, Marijuana and other drugs throughout Switzerland. It’s a big catch for Police in Lucerne Switzerland after arresting a major online drug dealer. The 34-year-old man from the capital city – made 800 transactions over the darknet between 2014 and 2016. After a very lengthy investigation, spanning years, the Lucerne ... Read More »

Trial Set for Latvian Accused of Running Malware Operation on Darknet

Ruslans Bondars, a permanent resident of Latvia was arrested and accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and computer hacking aimed at businesses in the United States of America. The latest update of his arrest is that a trial has been set for him. Together with a Russian, Jurijs Martisevs, they sold sophisticated malware on the Dark web, as well ... Read More »

German Darknet Forum Owner Free While Waiting for Trial

The owner of the former largest darknet forum in Germany, “Germany in the Deep Web,” just got released from pre-trial detention. For several reasons, this decision raised the eyebrows of some who followed the story. Those involved in the saga even spoke out in criticism of the court’s unusual move. The former forum operator, a 31-year-old IT student from Karlsruhe ... Read More »

German Man on Trial for Abusing His Stepdaughter

At the Oldenburg district court, the trial against a 24-year-old alleged child abuser from Brake has begun. In order to protect the privacy of the victim—a four-year-old girl—the court proceedings will be kept private until the court reaches a verdict. However, a court spokesperson shed some light on the case that caused a nationwide stir after the Federal Criminal Police ... Read More »

Trial Set for Utah Man Accused of Running Darknet Drug Trade

The high amounts of drug overdose related deaths, and the popularity of the Darknet marketplace scene among the youth, has brought authorities to the doorstep of Aaron Shamo. He was accused of manufacturing many dangerous opioid drugs and shipping them over to people who ordered them through his shop on a darknet marketplace. Despite the evidence used against him in ... Read More »

Darknet Opioid Ring Suspect to Stay in Jail Until Trial

Drew Wilson Crandall, an alleged member of a Utah-based darknet opioid ring, must wait for an upcoming trial from behind bars, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled in late November. A grand jury had previously indicted Crandall and five co-conspirators for their roles in an international drug trafficking organization. Crandall allegedly helped Aaron Michael Shamo rise as a successful darknet ... Read More »

19 Year Old On Trial For Darknet Video Related to Knife Murder

A nineteen-year-old boy who murdered two people with a knife appeared in court last week. Marcel Hesse lured a nine-year-old boy identified as Jaden to his basement and stabbed him 52 times in March 2017. He then uploaded a video of himself on the Darknet boasting of the murder. He also shared the video on WhatsApp saying that: “I know ... Read More »

German Law Enforcement to Trial Run a “Cyber-Armed Forces” Center

The State Criminal Police Office in Stuttgart and the Ministry of the Interior, in collaboration with numerous private industry organizations, announced plans for a new law enforcement branch known as the “Cyber-Armed Forces Coordination Center.” Depending on how the pilot program plays out, the Cyber-Armed Forces may set the standard for cyber defense in Germany, Minister of the Interior Thomas ... Read More »

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Glock Vendor Headed to Trial for Role in Munich Shootings

In late 2016, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office of Frankfurt charged a darknet weapons vendor with negligent homicide and negligent bodily harm. The vendor—known as Philipp K., a 32-year-old from Marburg—admitted providing Ali David Sonboly, the Munich gunman, with a Glock 17. The Prosecutor’s Office had, at the time, charged the vendor with only weapon crimes. Roughly one year after ... Read More »

Four Man Standing Trial In Belgium For Darknet Arms Deal

On May 22, four defendants were standing trial at the Criminal Court of Tongeren, Belgium for attempted purchase of 10 Glock pistols. However, the deal was never conducted, before it could be made, law enforcement authorities arrested the suspects who sought to conduct the arms trade. An 18-year-old from Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium, his father, and two accomplices had to stand before ... Read More »