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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 »

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Dutch Silk Road Narcotics Vendor Faces Prison

The Public Prosecutor (OM) recommended a sentence of fifteen months (five months suspended) in prison for a 37-year-old from Groningen, the Netherlands for selling drugs on the Silk Road Marketplace. According to the OM, the suspect sold hard narcotics on the infamous Silk Road Marketplace. The 37-year-old used his own room at a residential building on the Oude Boteringestraat in ... Read More »

Three Silk Road Vendors Convicted for Online Drug Distribution

A federal jury in Orlando, Florida, found Julian Villa-Gomez Lemus, a 31-year-old from Visalia, CA, guilty of selling drugs via the darknet. Previously—or very shortly before but within the same week—Julian Villa-Gomez Lemus watched his conspirators plead guilty for the same or very similar crimes. All of the defendants shared a conviction: conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. However, the degree ... Read More »

Tor Releases another Snapshot on the Road to Major Onion Router Updates

The Tor Project’s Nick Mathewson announced that on Nov. 8th, another release of an Alpha Development snapshot for Tor 0.2.9, The Onion Router, would be released. Coming three weeks after 0.2.9.4 Alpha, Tor .0.2.9.5 added a great number of bug fixes and overall improvements for issues that have been reported since its predecessors release by Tor’s development team. This release ... Read More »

ICE Talks About Investigating Deepweb Crimes and Taking Down Silk Road

In a special exposé published by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents “exposed” ICE’s role in darknet investigations. The report described the way ICE aided in the takedown of Silk Road and how ICE is currently combating deepweb activity. “The Darknet is not a very sophisticated or special place; it just requires specific permission or access to get into ... Read More »

Judges question whether Silk Road founder’s sentence is fair

Attorneys for Ross Ulbricht appeared in a Manhattan court before a panel of judges to appeal his 2015 conviction. It’s been over a year since Ulbricht, then 32, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for creating and running the Silk Road, and nearly three years since Ulbricht was arrested by FBI agents at a San Francisco library. Inside ... Read More »

Alleged Silk Road Admin, Gary Davis, to See No Mercy if Convicted

Gary Davis, an alleged Silk Road admin, will have very few options to avoid harsh sentencing if found guilty after extradition, a U.S. lawyer said. The 27-year-old Irishman has been fighting an extradition case since 2013 where he and two other men involved in Silk Road administration were indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, commit computer hacking, and ... Read More »

Indicted Silk Road Admin Will Appeal Extradition Within 10 Days

Gary Davis, the Irishman ordered to be extradited to the U.S. in order to stand trial for his role as a Silk Road admin, told the press that he will be appealing the decision. Davis, formerly known as Libertas, has been fighting the extradition case for close to three years in opposition to “being dumped into an American Gulag to ... Read More »

Drug Sales on Darknet Markets Have Tripled Since the Silk Road Bust

The government’s push to take down the original Silk Road was motivated by several factors but one in particular was especially interesting. Congress wanted to cut off online drug trade before the industry could grow became a trend. But according to research, the exact opposite has happened. Deepweb drug sales have since tripled. According to a study conducted by Judith ... Read More »

Alleged Silk Road Admin “Libertas” To Be Extradited To The US

The struggle between the U.S. government and founding members of the Silk Road has finally hit somewhat of a notable moment. In a court battle that has been continually delayed, a judge has ordered that the suspected Silk Road admin Gary Davis aka Libertas surrender himself to the United States for trial & possible imprisonment. Gary Davis, 28, is currently ... Read More »

Silk Road Moderator (SSBD) Gets Out Of Prison Receives Blue Card

Peter Phillip Nash, the former moderator of the Silk Road website, came out of jail after 18 months served. The man Charged with conspiring to traffic drugs and money laundering on the dark web, which carries a minimum of 10 years in prison for the, however, the court realized that Nash was only a minor player and not an “active” ... Read More »