Silk Road-founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life




Silk Road-founder Ross Ulbricht was Friday sentenced to life imprisonment. He was guilty of the illegal drugs trade via its online marketplace. With the conviction of “Dread Pirate Roberts” wants the US courts also give a signal.

Silk Road The illicit trade rather Silk Road was only accessible via Tor and traded many drugs. End of 2013 rolled American justice on the site. At that time, Ulbricht was in a library and connected it with his laptop in the admin panel of the site. Ulbricht earned money on each transaction through the site.

Ulbricht gave earlier that he founded Silk Road, but the strings that he soon had relinquished. Ulbricht claimed that the new managers of the site wanted to put the blame on his shoes. In addition, he accused Mark Karpeles, head of the now defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, of being the leader of the Silk Road.

The jury did not address the allegations of the founder along, appeared later. US jurors found him on all the grounds on which he was prosecuted, guilty. Among them was a charge that is normally reserved for leaders of drug trafficking networks and other criminal groups.

Facing the judge drew “Dread Pirate Roberts” the sackcloth. He admitted that he was behind Silk Road, but begged according to Bloomberg also to keep a “bright spot” in his life. The judge was not here, and it has therefore to life veroordeeld.Volgens the US court Silk Road was his life’s work and is the marketplace symbolizes the contemporary cyber crime. Therefore, the punishment is also rather large. Ulbricht goes against the verdict.

Friday was also announced that a 23-year-old Dutchman, who was guilty of large-scale drug trafficking along the Silk Road, was sentenced to ten years in prison. He certainly brought ten thousand transactions through the site. That he would have been one of the biggest traders on the Silk Road and millions have earned.


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