Dutch ICT’er gets 10 years in prison in the US for drug trafficking Silk Road




The 23 year old IT worker Maikel S. was sentenced by a US court to 10 years in prison. The Dutchman is guilty under the court-scale drug trafficking through the now rolled marketplace Silk Road.

The plaintiffs argued that Maikel S. since 2011 has certainly done ten thousand transactions via Silk Road, a marketplace for contraband which was accessible only via Tor. That he would have been one of the biggest traders on the Silk Road and millions have earned. More than a hundred packets of drugs by the US Customs and police actually intercepted.

The court considered it proven these accusations and condemned the 23-year-old IT worker from Woerden to a prison sentence of 10 years, as reported RTV Utrecht. Part of his punishment he may serve in the Netherlands.

Maikel S. was arrested in Miami in the summer of 2013 by the FBI. His name might have surfaced in the investigation of Ross Ulbricht, to the man who has admitted the ‘brain’ behind Silk Road. Because the Dutchman decided to cooperate with the US justice and gave statements to include Ulbricht, the imprisonment of 10 years can be called mild; Maikel S. risked not cooperated with the justice jail for 40 years. Commenting let the Dutchman that he was relieved at the verdict.


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