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Millions of Dollars Lost in Case Against Silk Road Vendor

On Thursday, February 11, 2017, a Potsdam Regional Court heard investigators explain the case of a successful darknet drug dealer. The story varied only slightly from that of any other such drug dealer. The issue, and reason the story made the news, became apparent as more data surfaced. Investigators in Brandenburg claimed the defendant was the most successful drug dealer ... Read More »

Five kilos of amphetamine was picked up at the post office in Åled outside Halmstad. A man arrested for drug offenses.

Update In Swedish Vendor Case: One Of The Suspects Confessed

Earlier this week, four men were detained in Halmstad, Sweden, who are suspected of running a vendor shop on the dark web. Now, one of the accused persons confessed. According to official documents at the Halmstad District Court, the four suspects were selling narcotics on the dark web. They are charged with aggravated drug trafficking and serious drug offenses. The ... Read More »

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Update In Silk Road Vendor’s Case In The Netherlands

A 37-year-old, also known as “Willy”, from Groningen, the Netherlands, was arrested for allegedly running a vendor shop on the infamous Silk Road Marketplace selling narcotics. Earlier this month, the Public Prosecutor (OM) recommended a sentence of fifteen months (five suspended) in prison. However, there is an update in the case. According to official court information, the suspect allegedly used ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor Pleaded Guilty to Drug Distribution in Fatal Overdose Case

Kevin Campbell, a drug treatment worker from Chicago pleaded guilty to the distribution of controlled substances via the Silk Road marketplace. After a one-year investigation between 2013 and 2014, Chicago law enforcement raided Campbell’s Chicago home and found further evidence to connect the suspect to a 2013 crime in Bellevue, Washington. In August 2013, Washington emergency response crews attended a ... Read More »

Suspects In Mariestad Case Appeal Judgement

The Skaraborg District Court in Sweden recently sentenced a 30-year-old and a 35-year-old to eight years and six months in prison for running a vendor shop on the dark web. Now, both men appealed their convictions at the Gota Court of Appeal. With the appeal filed, there is a risk to the suspects. If the prosecutor files a cross-appeal, both ... Read More »

Judge Closed the Case Against a Friend of Shiny Flakes, Fined Him 1350 Euros

In 2015, the German Federal Police arrested a notorious vendor—both darknet and clearnet. The vendor, Maximilian S., operated under the name “Shiny Flakes.” After a long and surprising trial period, the Leipzig District Court sentenced the 20-year-old to seven years in prison. German police raided 38 homes following the Shiny Flakes bust and seized massive amounts of illegal substances. A ... Read More »

British PlayPen Member Prosecuted After Nearly a Year of Fighting the Case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2015, took control of PlayPen, one of the largest darknet child pornography websites. PlayPen members, one-by-one, were identified and prosecuted worldwide. Newcastle Crown Court, after notably lengthy proceedings, finalized the sentencing of another PlayPen member—Steven Archer. Archer was another PlayPen member identified by the police in 2015. Like many of the accused, Archer fought ... Read More »

Twelve People Arrested In Swedish Fentanyl Case

A dozen persons were arrested in Olofström, Sweden. The suspects allegedly sold fentanyl on dark net markets. “It shows up very often and we believe it [fentanyl] is used continuously in the country. A few years ago there was a trend of fentanyl patch, in recent times, we have seen it in the form of nasal spray,” a police officer ... Read More »

Weapon Vendor’s Case Reopened: Charged with Negligent Homicide in Munich Shooting

The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office of Frankfurt extended the warrant and investigation into Philipp K. for “negligent homicide in nine cases.” Philipp K. was initially arrested for violating weapon laws in Germany, but further investigation has been initiated Investigators arrested the vender nearly a month after the shooting, posed as undercover buyers. He admitted selling David Ali Sonboly a Glock ... Read More »

Fraudsters Case Opened Back Up as He Awaits the Court’s Decision

Yesterday a complaint against Dwayne C. Hans of the United States, was unsealed. Hans is being charged with Wire fraud, Computer fraud, as well as money laundering. Documents state that from April to July of 2016, Hans headed a series of fraud attacks against U.S. financial institutions where he pretended he was an authorized representative of the institutions. Once he ... Read More »

Federal Agents Want Suspect To Be Remanded In Custody In NSA Case

Harold T. Martin III was arrested in last August and was charged with keeping top secret materials from the NSA in his home and car. Now, federal prosecutors want to order continued detention for the Maryland man. According to court documents, FBI agents managed to recover about 50,000 gigabytes of material from Martin, which would be equivalent to 500 million ... Read More »

First Ever Dark Net Case In South Korea

Jeong, a 27-year-old man, was arrested by South Korean authorities for trafficking and distributing drugs. He bought illegal substances from dark net marketplaces and resold them to international students. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, this is the first time in South Korean history when somebody was caught with dark web related drug offenses. Jeong was arrested by law ... Read More »

Knoxville Federal Judge Rules Against FBI In PlayPen Case

Senior U.S. District Judge Leon Jordan ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated both the US Constitution and federal rules of criminal procedure when they hacked nearly 1,300 users who accessed the PlayPen child porn site. During Operation Pacifier, the FBI took over the dark net child porn site PlayPen and ran it between February 20 and March 4, ... Read More »

Federal Judge Rules That Bitcoin Is Legal Money In Court Case

Potentially setting the standard for future cases, a New York federal judge ruled that Bitcoin is a form of legal currency. On September 19, Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District Court of New York likely ended the year-long Coin.mx case. Anthony Murgio, one of the Coin.mx operators, was indicted in July 2016 for working without a money transmission license. ... Read More »