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Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht Convicted of All 7 Charges; Faces Life In Prison

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    A jury has found Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht a.k.a "Dread Pirate Roberts" guilty on all seven counts and faces life in prison for running an underground black market i.e. Silk Road.

    Ross Ulbricht, a San Francisco 30-year-old web developer was arrested by FBI in a sting operation in October 2013 accusing him of being the criminal mastermind running Silk Road, where hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal goods were traded.

    Ross Ulbricht had claimed that he had built Silk Road, but he was not the site's notorious ringleader "Dread Pirate Roberts."

    The trial went on for just over three weeks and today the jury of six men and six women charged Ross Ulbricht with seven counts including money laundering, drug trafficking and computer hacking among other things.

    http://thehackernews.com/2015/02/silk-road-founder-ross-ulbricht_4.html
     
  2. iggypop

    iggypop Junior Member

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    That guy wasn't very good at maintaining a low profile, was he..

    Good life lesson: remember you gotta sleep in the bed you make.
     
  3. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    he was actually very good at it, in real life...
    but instead online he was acting like an idiot...
    cant believe it took the FBI so long to find him and then found his bitcointalk.com post saying "starting an online market on the darknet with bitcoins, please e-mail [email protected] if interested" lol
     
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  4. dntslp2lng

    dntslp2lng Newbie

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    is it still operating though? lol