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Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Bulk Buying Cannabis off The Dark Web.

Postal service providers play a big role in the dark web drug trade; they facilitate delivery of drug packages unknowingly. Dependence on postal services to deliver packages has proven to be a big challenge to dark web drug trade, as postal inspectors have been intercepting mailed packages leading to arrests and subsequent prosecution of alleged package owners. Jesse McMahon, 25, ... Read More »

Man Pleads Guilty to Importing Drugs through Darkweb

43-year-old Viliam ‘Bill’ Petkovski, an active user of the old Silk Road market faced the Geelong County Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to importing dangerous drugs through the Darknet market to Geelong. Petkovski had been a familiar suspect of the Darknet drug trade until his arrest, and it was revealed that he used the old Silk Road market to ... Read More »

Fifteenth Defendant in Ongoing a-PVP Investigation Pleads Guilty

Following a fourth wave of indictments in a multi-year drug investigation, a Pennsylvania man became the fifteenth defendant to enter a guilty plea for the distribution of alpha-pvp. The case, led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), brought charges against suspects as early as 2013. The ongoing federal investigation tracked alpha-pvp traffickers across the United States that had imported the drug ... Read More »

Malware Tech Arrested for Creating the Kronos Banking Trojan Pleads Not Guilty

MalwareTech or MalwareTechBlog known in real life as Marcus Hutchins, the 22-year-old British security expert who gained international recognition after he stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak on Monday pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan, a malware which was designed to steal people’s online banking details. Marcus Hutchins was arrested ... Read More »

Large-Scale FBI Dark Web Child Porn Investigation Sees Progress, 1 Pleads Guilty

On May 20, DeepDotWeb reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested over 900 user of PlayPen, a darknet child pornography marketplace, after the initial arrest of its administrators and creators. This week, Arthur Cummings, one of the 900 users of PlayPen, pleaded guilty to his charges of child pornography possession at the US District court in Worcester and ... Read More »

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Update In US Narcotic Case: Yemeni Defendant Pleads Guilty

In an ongoing case, the second defendant pleaded guilty to the charges against him, which includes the distribution of cocaine and heroin on the dark web. On August 2, 2016, law enforcement authorities in the United States arrested Abdullah Al Maswali, a 31-year-old Yemeni national, and Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq, a 24-year-old Pakistani national, both residing in Brooklyn, New York. The ... Read More »

Melbourne Man Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Shopping Scam

At the end of 2014, a Melbourne man was arrested in Australia for taking part in a darknet shopping scam involving stolen credit cards. Now, as he was standing trial, he confessed to some of the charges against him. According to the court information, the 36-year-old Tanmoy Islam was an active member of the darknet community. The defendant met “Mr ... Read More »

Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Bribing a USPS Employee

Rudolph Dwight Hanchard, a 39-year-old in Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty to a crime involving bribery, marijuana, and the USPS. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo heard the entire case against Hanchard and noted that the defendant faced 15 years in prison, if convicted. Additionally, Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. wrote that Hanchard faced a maximum fine of ... Read More »

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to 16 Counts of Illegal Firearms Exporting

Michael Andrew Ryan, of Manhattan, Kansas plead guilty to six counts of attempting to export firearms illegally from the United States to individuals across the globe, as it was announced by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell and Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. Ryan, who is 35 will have his sentencing set on Sept. 12th, 2016. “With a computer and ... Read More »

‘DoctorClu’ Pleads Guilty In Silk Road 2.0 Case

Earlier this month on March 11, a plea was entered into the District Court for the Western District of Washington where Brian Farrell admitted to being DoctorClu, one of the “key players” in Silk Road 2.0. With this admission, Farrell pleaded guilty to Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine. He was charged with this because of his position on ... Read More »

Oregon Fentanyl Dark Net Market Vendor Pleads Guilty

Brandon Corde Hubbard (41), an Oregon man, pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death, distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and money laundering. The fentanyl that Hubbard was selling caused two overdose deaths in Grand Forks. Hubbard signed the plea agreement on Dec 21, 2015, where he ... Read More »

Founder of Liberty Reserve Pleads Guilty

Founder of Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit money laundering before U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote. The laundered amount was more than $250 million. His sentencing is scheduled to take place on May 6 where he faces up to 20 years in prison. Bloomberg reported that this is because of a plea ... Read More »

Child Porn Ring Admin Lux Pleads Guilty

Matthew David Graham, A.K.A. Lux, has pleaded guilty to 13 child porn-related charges. The 22-year-old man residing in Melbourne was not only a babysitter for young children, but he was running a big CP ring on the darknet under the username of Lux. The website he was running was specialized in hurtcore porn, which means that the children, babies and ... Read More »