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Silk Road Vendor Sentenced To 2 Year Prison

Sheldon Kennedy (25) from Lincoln, Nebraska, has been sentenced for 2 years of prison, which is followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances, including cocaine and many other illegal substances. Kennedy sold drugs, counterfeit money and lethal weapons online on the infamous former Silk Road Marketplace. According to Kennedy’s plea, he sold the ... Read More »

Ex-Silk Road Vendor Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison for Dealing Methylone

A 30-year-old Orlando man faces 20 years in federal prison for selling designer drugs which were being shipped from China through an online black market for illegal narcotics, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A jury found Andrew “Drew” Pieters guilty Thursday in federal court in Orlando for selling thousands of dollars worth of methylone – a designer drug similar ... Read More »

Libertas: US seeks extradition of Wicklow man over ‘Silk Road’

Wicklow man was an administrator of the Silk Road website which offered anonymity to those both selling and buying items including illegal drugs and hacking software. Gary Davis (Note: Alleged Silk road admin Libertas), aged 27, of Johnstown Court, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, is wanted for trial by US authorities on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer ... Read More »

Silk Road 2.0 Vendor Arrested in Onymous May Be Facing Jail (UK)

As it was published in walesonline: A drug dealer caught as part of an international clampdown on the so-called “dark net” platform Silk Road 2.0 has been warned he could face jail. Cei William Owens, was arrested with six other Britons last year by the National Crime Agency (NCA), hours after the FBI swooped on the controversial website’s alleged creator. ... Read More »

Silk Road Admin Ross Ulbricht (DPR) Sentenced to Life in Prison

The Silk road saga came to an end when Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison for running the underground online drug bazaar Silk Road (1), signaling the government’s seriousness in combating Dark net markets. Before the sentencing the parents of the victims of drug overdoses addressed the court. Ulbricht broke down ... Read More »

ThePurpleLotus: Indicted For Wire Fraud & Counterfeiting Using “Silk Road” 1/2

As it was published in Justice.gov: A Louisiana man was charged in a two-count information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit trademark counterfeiting using the “Silk Road” online marketplace, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. “Anonymous online ... Read More »

Silk Road Moderator Peter Nash Sentenced to Time Served

Great news regarding Peter Nash one of the 3 arrested moderators of Silk road – according to to smh.com.au: An Australian man who moderated the discussion forums on the underground drug website Silk Road was sentenced to time served on Tuesday after already being in custody for 17 months. Peter Nash, 42, dropped his head into his hands as US District ... Read More »

Op-Ed: Silk Road as harm reduction? Please…

As we’re all well and truly aware, the Ulbricht defense stratagem of ‘it wasn’t me, here are some other DPR options’ failed dismally – it is a matter of fact, legally speaking, that Ross William Ulbricht was DPR, and as such, ran the original Silk Road. Now, we’re on to the sentencing part of the equation, and it seems the ... Read More »

Gwern: Silk Road 2 Scrape Torrent Released

On This Reddit thread by Gwern: Torrent file; this is a 3.4GB XZ-compressed tarball containing ~57 partial wget mirrors of Silk Road 2 ranging from 2013-12-20 to 2014-11-06, of >800k files/35GB. Contains mostly HTML and images encoded as CSS (which was just how SR2 did things). Note that few or non of these crawls are complete because SR2 was large, ... Read More »

Congrats: Blake Benthall AKA “Defcon” (Silk Road 2 Admin) Got Engaged

Thanks @Defcunt for leaving us this comment: So where is Blake Benthall been since getting busted, and admitting to his involvment in SR2?? Well, apparently, as of Febuary 2015, he is engaged. http://nicvargus.com/2015/02/05/stephie-mckay-surprise-surprise/ Stephie McKay is his girlfriend.. See where this guy says “Congrats, Stephie and Blake!” From her Facebook: His legal status is still unclear at this time – ... Read More »

2 Federal Agents Arrested For Stealing BTC While Investigating Silk Road

Karma is a bitch. From Justice.gov press release: Former Federal Agents Charged With Bitcoin Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Agents Were Part of Baltimore’s Silk Road Task Force Two former federal agents have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses for stealing digital currency during their investigation of the Silk Road, an underground black market that allowed ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor NOD Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

As it was published in a press release by Justive.gov: Top Seller on Silk Road Used Screen Name “Nod” A 40-year-old Bellevue, Washington man who was a prolific drug dealer on the online marketplace “Silk Road,” was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute ... Read More »

SSBD, Silk Road Forum Moderator, Pleads Guilty in U.S.

An Australian man pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges stemming from his role as a staff member of Silk Road, an underground website where people bought drugs and other illicit goods using bitcoin digital currency. Peter Nash, 42, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking and money laundering, a month after a U.S. jury ... Read More »

Silk Road Mod SSBD (Peter Nash) in plea talks

As it was published by Couriermail.com.au: FORMER Queensland prison employee jailed in New York for allegedly being a key member of the Silk Road online criminal marketplace is negotiating a potential plea deal with US prosecutors. PETER Nash, 42, is accused of having been the Silk Road site’s primary moderator and faces a life sentence in a US federal prison ... Read More »