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This article was published on February 4, 2015

Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht found guilty for all 7 conspiracy charges

Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht found guilty for all 7 conspiracy charges
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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.

Silk Road ran on the anonymous Tor network to maintain its operations, but was shut down in 2013.

A “Silk Road 2.0” website was shuttered in November after it was seized by the FBI and administrator Blake Benthall was arrested. A second man connected with the service was arrested in January.

➤ Ross Ulbricht Convicted of Running Silk Road as Dread Pirate Roberts [Bloomberg]

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