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Defendant Sentenced to Probation for Using Fake Euros from the Darknet

The Emmendingen District Court recently sentenced a 25-year-old to two years of probation for crimes involving counterfeit currency. This case shares aspects with one we reported on October 21; Bavarian police arrested two men for making and distributing counterfeit euros via the deepweb. Both men arrested in the Bavarian counterfeiting case, a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old, were discovered by their ... Read More »

Belgian Sentenced To Community Service For Ordering Weapons Of War

A 37-year-old man from Herent, Belgium was sentenced to 80 hours of community service for possessing and ordering weapons of war from the dark net. According to court documents, the 37-year-old man had seen the news about the ongoing war in Syria and the possible consequences of it on Belgium. He wanted to protect himself and his family, according to ... Read More »

Romanian Carder Duo Sentenced In Germany

A 29-year-old and a 38-year-old Romanian national was sentenced for committing credit card fraud. The carder duo allegedly bought credit card details from the dark web and used them to commit fraud. The Romanian nationals were caught by German authorities when they tried to enter the country from the Austrian border on 10 November 2015. The Federal Police found 10 ... Read More »

Vörhingen Couple Sentenced For Ordering Amphetamines

A couple from Vörhingen was sentenced for ordering amphetamines five times from a dark net marketplace. However, the couple received only two mails since law enforcement authorities managed to intercept the other packages. The Neu-Ulm District Court sentenced both the 38-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife to probation. According to the Chairman of Schöffengerichts, both persons admitted their crimes. The ... Read More »

Swedish Chemical Weapon Vendor Is Soon To Be Sentenced After Psych Evaluation

In September, a Swedish trial concluded wherein the defendant was released from custody due to potential mental illness. A 27-year-old Uppsala PhD student was charged with selling ricin on the deepweb. The hearing would continue once the student passed a psychiatric examination. Almost a month later on October 18, the District Court announced that the man was free of any ... Read More »

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Two German Men Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros on the Deepweb

In early 2016, Bavarian police received information on a currency counterfeiting operation in Geisenhausen. A thorough investigation ensued. The counterfeiting “workshop” was discovered in a garage owned by two German men: a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old. After the investigation, both men were arrested and remained in custody until the court date on October 12, 2016. The majority of the details ... Read More »

German Darknet Market Reseller Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison

A 40-year-old man from Bavaria has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for drug trafficking. According to investigators, the unnamed man bought $30,000 worth of drugs from darknet marketplaces. He then distributed the drugs throughout southern Bavaria. Investigators claimed, during court hearings in October, that the man operated between June 2013 and October 2015. He served ... Read More »

6 Nigerian Sentenced in $40 million fraud scheme

Seven members of $40 million international fraud conspiracy, which included everything from romance scams, to check fraud, to secret shopper schemes, to personal assistant work-from-home schemes, were sentenced last week in Gulfport, Miss. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, some of the seven defendants were originally romance scammers who later became involved in counterfeit check fraud. The victims of ... Read More »

Dark Net Arms Vendor Gunrunner to be Sentenced Next Month

Michael Andrew Ryan, was sentenced in June of this year for his international online firearms dealing business on the dark net. He used the screen name “Gunrunner”. He sold everything from Glocks and High-Points to Uzis and Walthers.  He sold his firearms online, but not before removing serial numbers. This makes the weapons more difficult, but not impossible to trace. ... Read More »

German Arms Vendor Dosensuppe Sentenced to Five and a half Years

32-year-old Christian L, or Dosensuppe as he was known on darknet, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for selling firearms illegally using dark net markets. The judge presiding over the case said that he had sold enough weapons to equip a small army. The judge also pointed out that the man responsible for the Munich shooting ... Read More »

Member Of Former TLZ Child Porn Website Sentenced

Seth Piccolo (44), from Grand Rapids, was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in The Love Zone (TLZ), a former child porn website on the dark web. He pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography, possession and access with intent to view child pornography. Piccolo was a member of TLZ and had to upload images of his ... Read More »

Trendon Shavers Sentenced 18 Month Prison For Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in 2013, charged a man with defrauding investors in a bitcoin Ponzi scheme. According to the SEC, Trendon T. Shavers, founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST) enticed investors with 7% return on investments, weekly, depending on the bitcoin market arbitrage activity. The federal case has finally concluded and Shavers will be ... Read More »

Dark Net Market Topix2 Admin Sentenced

David Trail (26), the administrator of the dark net drug dealing website Topix2, was sentenced to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £17,000 compensation at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. He administered the dark web website from his home at Fountain Park, which was used to sell illegal substances to customers. In addition to this, Trail hacked to one ... Read More »

“PedoFunding” Admin Sentenced to 22 Life Sentences

Richard Huckle, dubbed Britain’s worst pedophile for abusing 200 Malaysian children; has been sentenced to 22 life sentences. Huckle, a freelance photographer lived in Ashford, Kent, and admitted to numerous offences against children between the ages of six months and 12 years old. The Judge, Peter Rock QC, ordered Huckle to serve a minimum of 25 years in order for ... Read More »

Silk Road 2’s “DoctorClu” Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

The prosecutors in Silk road 2’s second highest admin “DoctorClu” case, got their wish as Brian Farrell was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday. It was the exact amount of time the prosecutors had asked for. Farrell, who went by DoctorClu on the copycat site, Silk Road 2; was the second highest administrator on the site. The sentencing came ... Read More »