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Irish Vendor Duo Sentenced By Court

Following our previous article about  Mannion and Connor. Neil Mannion (34) and Richard O’Connor (34), the Dublin dark net market vendor pair, has been sentenced by Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on December 21. The duo had been selling drugs on Silk Road and Agora. During their bust on October 2014, the law enforcement authorities found €143,000 worth of illegal substances ... Read More »

Second Former Government Agent Sentenced to 71 Months

Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has been sentenced to 71 months in prison for his involvement in stealing from the Silk Road site, while performing several federal investigations of the website. Bridges’ sentence is the second for the team of government agents that went rogue to make fast money. Bridges along with his partner, former Drug Enforcement Agent Carl ... Read More »

“NCA Wannabe” Sentenced For Importing Guns And Ammo

Darren Hillyer (38) of Milton Keynes has been sentenced to five years of prison for conspiracy to import a firearm and ammunition from the dark web at Bristol Crown Court. According to the NCA, he posed as a woman in order to seek revenge on a “pedo ex-lover”. Hillyer ordered a Ruger LC9 9mm handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition ... Read More »

Montgomery Man Sentenced To Prison For Selling Weapons On Dark Net

Michael Albert Focia (48) of Montgomery, Alabama was sentenced for 51 months of jail time for dealing with firearms without a license and two counts of selling guns to customers who were outside the State of Alabama, according to George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. We have already written an article about Focia. ... Read More »

Air Force Cadet Sentenced To 3 Years For Selling Drugs

Nathaniel Penalosa, a junior cadet at the Air Force Academy was sentenced for 3 years in military prison for the charge of dealing drugs as a part of the plea deal. The cadet admitted that he sold MDMA, LSD, Modafinil, that he ordered from dark net marketplaces to his classmates. “I purchased it on the Internet, had it mailed to ... Read More »

Meadow Vista Dark Net Vendor Sentenced To Nine Years In Federal Court

Matthew Luke Gillum (32), a man from Meadow Vista, California, has been sentenced for nine years of federal jail. The charges for the sentence was conspiration to distribute marijuana and subverting a reporting requirement in connection with a currency transaction. On 6, February, the man pleaded guilty for the two charges. According to court documents, Gillum was the leader of ... Read More »

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 »

Shiny Flakes Sentenced To 7 Years

On Monday, Maximilian S. AKA Shiny Flakes, the 20 years old dark web dealer, has been sentenced for 7 years of youth sentence in prison for illegally trafficking drugs in large quantities by the Leipzig District Court. Norbert Göbel, the judge of the case has said that the act Maximilian S. was doing was highly criminal activity and has involved ... Read More »

Teen Sentenced After Using DNMs To Buy Weapons & Plot Mass Murder

Liam Lyburd, a British teenager living in his family house at Hamilton Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, has been sentenced for life for planning a massacre at his former Newcastle College. We have already written an article about Lyburd when he was caught by the police, however, his trial just ended and have resulted in a life sentence for the 19-year-old ... Read More »

Australian DarkWeb Pedo Site Admin Sentenced To 35 Years in Jail

Former Families Worker in South Australia, Shannon Grant McCoole (33) has pleaded guilty to a horrifying list of sex crimes against underaged children in his care and was sentenced to 35 years in jail. His crime was brutal, one of the children he molested was only 18 months old. There were even children who had autism or were disabled. He ... Read More »

NZ: 20-Year old Sentenced to 7 Years For “DarkWeb” Drugs Import

As it was published in stuff.co.nz (Note: this sentence is unclear: “via the Silk Road site, which were then sent to New Zealand between November 2014 and January 2015” –  Silk Road 2 was shut down at Nov-6th, 2014 so the probably mean one of the other Silk Road like sites): A 20-year old Dunedin student who imported a “supermarket ... 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 »

Vendor ‘SuperTrips,’ Sentenced To 10 Years

A Dutch man described by the U.S. as the biggest drug dealer on Silk Road was ordered to serve 10 years in prison a day before the convicted mastermind of the illegal online marketplace is set to learn his fate. Cornelis Jan Slomp, 23, a software developer who used the moniker “SuperTrips” and sold cocaine, Ecstasy and LSD, was sentenced ... Read More »