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Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Transporting 991 Grams of Cocaine in a Printer

U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg, on December 22, convicted a four-time drug trafficker to 204 months in prison. Angel Catalino Ivostraza-Torres, a 53-year-old from North Philidelphia, received one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine—first-degree distribution. In total, according to court documents, Ivostraza-Torres possessed 991 grams of cocaine. Investigators, based on evidence built against Ivostraza-Torres, ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced for Cyberbullying and Selling Electronics on the Darknet

The presiding judge at the Nuremberg District Court, on December 14, sentenced a 24-year-old to three years and five months in prison. The Lower Saxonian man faced charges that involved computer fraud, computer sabotage, incitement, violence, the spread of both animal and child pornography, along with data spying. His indictment included additional charges, but those received the most focus. “These ... Read More »

Teenage PlayPen Member Sentenced to Six Months in County Jail

Over the course of the last year, we learned of the FBI’s blatant disregard for the federal law during Operation Playpen. They hacked, at a minimum, 8,000 computers and only received a warrant from a magistrate judge in Virginia. Luckily for 19-year-old Lucas Zalesny, the District Attorney knew that Federal judges were throwing out the FBI’s evidence. After Zalesny had ... Read More »

German Internet Fraud Duo Sentenced

A 22-year-old and a 21-year-old was sentenced for committing internet fraud by Waldbröler District Court in Germany. According to official court documents, the duo cracked email and eBay accounts and used victim information to purchase electronic devices, such as cameras. After they received the goods, they sold them for profit. Recently, the two fraudsters had to stand trial at Waldböler ... Read More »

New Haven Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

Frank Pina, a 57-year-old New Haven resident, just received an 81-month prison sentence from U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea. Shea sentenced Pina for distributing fentanyl-laced cocaine. His “cocaine” killed three New Haven residents in June alone. Pina himself overdosed on the concoction at least one time, court documents revealed. According to said documents, on June 23, seventeen people in ... Read More »

Three Darknet Amphetamine Vendors to Be Sentenced by Federal Cybercrime Center

The General Public Prosecutor’s Office of Koblenz formally charged several individuals for distributing 5,300 grams of amphetamine. Three Bavarian citizens were indicted for jointly distributing “massive” quantities of amphetamines via the darknet. Charges were filed by the Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) Ministry of Justice where the suspects were to face charges. This changed once investigators discovered that the men shipped packages to ... Read More »

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New York Man Sentenced to Prison After Buying 83 Stolen Credit Cards from the Darknet

A 26-year-old Yonkers man was sentenced to serve one to three years in prison for identity theft involving credit cards. Police arrested him and discovered more than 80 stolen credit cards, various fake IDs, and receipts for expensive items. Acting District Attorney James A. McCarty announced on November 15 that Gabriel Young, 26, pleaded guilty Oct. 11, 2016, to second-degree ... Read More »

Bodenseekreis Student Sentenced To Probation For Drug Trafficking

A 24-year-old student from Bodenseekreis, Germany was sentenced to three years of probation for selling drugs he bought from the dark web. According to official documents at the Konstanz District Court the student ordered drugs from dark net markets in 19 cases. Between 2014 and 2015, the accused bought all kinds of narcotics worth 37,000 Euros from a vendor shop ... Read More »

Pirna Couple Sentenced For Fraud

A couple from Pirna, Germany used foreign customer data for fraud, the man was sentenced to three years and two months in prison while the woman to 100 hours of community service. Axel E., the man of the couple was arrested in July and is currently in detention for fraud. According to the prosecutor’s office, the 40-year-old Hamburg man with ... Read More »

28-year-old German Sentenced To Probation For Ordering Drugs

A 28-year-old man from Aibling, Germany was sentenced to 22 months of probation for ordering drugs from the dark web. According to police information, the Aibling electrician ordered drugs in 16 cases in 2013. The 28-year-old thought he was in complete anonymity when he made the purchases, however, he was among those persons who the FBI cracked their IP addresses. ... Read More »

Idar-Oberstein Man Sentenced For Buying Guns And Grenade

A 25-year-old from Idar-Oberstein was sentenced to prison for ordering two handguns, a grenade, ammunition and a “shooting pen” from a dark net market. According to official court information, the accused and his defender had withdrawn their appeal before the regional court in Bad Kreuznach on Monday. The 25-year-old was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for ... Read More »

Bavarian Man Sentenced to Prison for 16 Darknet Purchases in 2013.

An electronics engineer from Rosenheim, Bavaria, just received 22 months imprisonment for making 16 separate drug purchases on the darknet. The convoluted case dated back to 2013 and was brought to Bavarian authorities by the US FBI. Every aspect of the case was controversial, OVB reported after the trial on November 7. The 28-year-old electronics engineer, currently living in Bad ... Read More »

20-Year-Old Sentenced for Key Role in Darknet Counterfeiting Ring from Uganda

Zachary L. Ruiz aka “Mr. Mouse” was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of probation on November 2, 2016. The Las Vegas counterfeiter hoped his mental health problems would let him avoid a strict punishment. The judge recognized the young man’s behavioral and developmental issues but noted “[Ruiz] also demonstrated what appears to be an easy ability ... Read More »

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Two Cousins Sentenced in Stuttgart for Illegal Arms Trafficking on the Darknet

Two darknet weapons vendors were sentenced in Stuttgart for illegal arms trafficking and several weapon law violations. The main suspect, a 25-year-old, was under investigation for suspected involvement in the Paris attacks. He received a sentence of two-and-a-half years imprisonment. The 25-year-old from Böblingen County and his 28-year-old cousin flew into Germany after the Paris attacks in November 2015. The ... Read More »