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Silk Road Moderator Sentenced To Time Served

Curtis Green, the former employee of the Silk Road Marketplace, was sentenced to time served, 2 days and 4 years of supervised release, by Chief US District Judge Catherine C. Blake at Baltimore court. The man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Green was doing the customer support of the infamous Silk Road ... Read More »

Two German Brothers Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

Two brothers (30 and 32 years old) from Fürth Germany (who were not named by the law enforcement authorities and court), were sentenced to 4 years of prison for drug trafficking. According to court documents, the brothers used dark net marketplaces, including Silk Road, to order speed, cannabis and ecstasy, then they resold the drugs on the street (they also ... Read More »

Silk Road Counterfeit Vendor PurpleLotus Sentenced

Beau Wattigney (30), (AKA. PurpleLotus, GoldenLotus, CouponKing) a New Orleans man, has been sentenced to 41 months for manufacturing and selling more than $1 million in counterfeit coupons on Silk Road. Wattigney previously pleaded guilty to the charge of “conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit trademark counterfeiting”. After the plea, Judge Lemelle sentenced the man and immediately ... Read More »

Hospital Radiographer Sentenced For Huge Child Porn Collection

Christopher Daldorph (45), a hospital radiographer from Weston-super-Mare, has been sentenced to 2 years and 4 months by Bristol Crown Court for the possession of a huge child porn collection. According to the law enforcement authorities, 141,539 child porn images and videos were found on the man’s computer, but officials believe that his full collection had more than a million ... Read More »

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 »