Today, Ross Ulbricht, known by his online alias “Dread Pirate Roberts,”was convicted for running the illegal Silk Road drug marketplace. Ulbricht faces life in prison.
The Manhattan jury took three hours to find him guilty of all seven charges. When arrested, Ulbricht’s computer was found to have evidence connecting him with Silk Road and even attempts to hire a hitman for the murder of five people who threatened the anonymity of his service.
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Silk Road ran on the anonymous Tor network to maintain its operations, but was shut down in 2013.