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Silk Road 2.0 Founder Sentenced to 64 Months in Prison

A university drop-out was sentenced to prison in a Liverpool court for operating Silk Road 2.0 under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts 2 (DPR2). The National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom announced that Thomas White, 24, a former student at Liverpool John Moores University, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison for operating the second Silk ... Read More »

German Man that Sold Drugs on Silk Road and Pandora Marketplaces Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison

A 30-year-old man from Rhein-Sieg District, Germany, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for darknet drug trafficking in the Bonn District Court. The man began selling drugs on the darknet in 2012 at the age of 23 and managed to trade drugs worth millions of dollars. He allegedly sold ecstasy, amphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and LSD strips ... Read More »

Silk Road Movie in the Pipeline as Director Explains What to Expect

In 2012, one of the biggest drug raids in the dark web history was launched against the infamous Silk Road market place. The FBI seized a large number of drugs and bitcoins and arrested many vendors as well as the administrator on several charges. The mystery unfolded, in this case, has motivated a film director to tell this story through ... Read More »

Gary Davis Pleads not Guilty to Helping to Run Silk Road Market

Gary Davis has pleaded not guilty to charges related to helping Ross Ulbricht run the infamous Silk Road market. According to a report made public, Davis also pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. These included conspiracy charges to distribute narcotics, to commit computer hacking and to commit money laundering. According to an indictment filed against him in 2013 by the ... Read More »

Murder for hire Charges against Convicted Silk Road founder Dropped

A motion has been filed to drop all unresolved charges against Ross Ulbricht.  According to reports, U.S. Attorney Hur sought “to dismiss with prejudice the indictment and superseding indictment.” In a released statement, Hur stated the federal charges were dismissed in Maryland, so to “redirect resources to other cases that were unresolved.” Ulbricht is currently serving a double life sentence ... Read More »

Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Supported by the Libertarian Party

The US libertarian Party joined in the call for the release of Ross Ulbricht. During their National Convention in New Orleans, New Hampshire chairperson, Darryl Perry, tabled the resolution saying a presidential pardon was the only way to get him out. They intend to submit requests to president Trump over and over again and if he does not grant him ... 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 »

Suspected Silk Road “Right-Hand Man” Extradited to the US

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York revealed that the alleged “right-hand man” of Ross Ulbricht—the owner of the Silk Road marketplace—was extradited to the United States on June 15, 2018. A newly unsealed indictment accuses Roger Thomas Clark of playing a prominent role in the operation of the Silk Road marketplace. ... Read More »

Group of Silk Road Dealers Sentenced to Prison

Judge Michael Leeming sentenced five University of Manchester students to prison for selling more than $1.2 million worth of drugs on the Silk Road. According to the NCA, authorities arrested the ring leader and his primary accomplice at their apartment in Manchester on the same day the FBI ended the Silk Road. The October 2013 arrests led to the discovery ... Read More »

Former Silk Road Vendor Sentenced to Six Years in Berlin

According to the spokesperson for the Berlin criminal court system, the Berlin district court sentenced a darknet drug trafficker and two accomplices to six years in prison, three years in prison, and a suspended sentence. The primary suspect, a 43-year-old Japanese man living in Berlin named Ryo Y., had been selling drugs on the darknet as early as November 2012. ... Read More »

More Prison Time for Ex-Agent in Silk Road Case

Shaun Bridges, the dirty Secret Service agent who had already landed a six-year prison sentence for the theft of $800,000 worth of bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation, just received another two-years for another bitcoin heist. In March 2015, authorities arrested Shaun Bridges and Drug Enforcement Administration agent Carl Force. Both men had been part of the team behind the ... Read More »