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Three Austrians Charged for Darknet Distribution

In late 2017, the Salzburg National Police Directorate (LPD) raided the home of a suspected darknet drug dealer. The suspect is a 26-year-old from the Pongau district of Salzburg, Austria. Authorities accused him of buying drugs on the darknet to use and to resell. The investigation, they revealed, found that the suspected vendor had used the darknet to sell drugs ... Read More »

Pedophile Charged for ‘Child Porn’ and Ordering Fentanyl

Recently unsealed court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio revealed that Ryan D. Kluth—a 47-year-old from Marion County—ordered fentanyl from the darknet for an unusual reason. He told investigators that he had been ordering fentanyl and carfentanil from China in an effort to curb his desire to access child abuse content. In October 2017, ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

20-Year-Old Charged With Possession of Darknet Drugs in Bedroom

An investigation into a homicide case led authorities to the doorstep of Joseph Benner who appeared to have supplied Xanax pills ordered from a Darknet marketplace to his victim. An investigation revealed that Benner was well familiar with the online marketplace considering the fact that he had been ordering between 200 to 2,000 pills per month. With belief that his ... Read More »

German Man Charged for Stolen PayPal Accounts in Fraud Scheme

In January, a 21-year-old man stood in front of judges at a juvenile court in Bad Segeberg, Germany. The prosecution accused the man of so-called “professional fraud” using the darknet, eBay, and stolen PayPal accounts. The type of fraud is not a new one, but it is one of the first times an individual has faced similar fraud charges in ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Men Charged for Fentanyl Analogue Distribution

According to U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick, a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation led to the arrest and indictment of two California men for their role in a large-scale fentanyl trafficking ring. The operation resulted in the distribution of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs across the United States. The investigation began last year in August when the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) executed ... Read More »

Pittsburgh Man Charged for Importing Two Pounds of Fentanyl Analogue

According to United States Attorney Scott W. Brady of the Western District of Pennsylvania, a new grand jury indictment charged a Pittsburgh man for ordering more than 1,000 grams of a fentanyl analogue from South Korea. James Folks, the alleged drug importer, had seven felony convictions prior to the arrest. And according to the U.S. Attorney, police officers caught Folks ... Read More »

Alphabay Mod “Trappy” Charged with Fraud in Atlanta

In Atlanta, a 24-year-old Illinois man pleaded not guilty to performing the role of a so-called “public relations specialist” for the Alphabay marketplace. This public relations specialist, as common sense would dictate, was none other than the market’s very own “Trappy_AB.” Ronald L. Wheeler III of Streamwood, Illinois, entered a plea of not guilty before federal Magistrate Judge Janet King ... Read More »

Minnesota Man Charged With Hiring Hackers to Bring Down Ex-Employer

Federal prosecutors in an ongoing Minnesota case involving cybercrime stated that a local business, and Monticello-based technology firm was a victim of cyber-attack which was instigated by a former worker. The former worker who was also a state resident employed hackers-for-hire to sabotage the website of Monticello. According to the FBI, this case is in relation to the growing form ... Read More »

Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Darknet Fentanyl Case

Two Chinese nationals have been indicted in an international drug trafficking investigation. The two Chinese men who were indicted include 38 year old Jian Zhang and 40 year old Xiaobing Yan. Both men were indicted on charges of trafficking fentanyl into the United States. Law enforcement claims that the two men had made transactions on the darknet to American and ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Queensland Man Charged With Over 100 Fraud And Identity Charges

A 25-year-old man has been arrested by the Queensland cybercrime police on 106 charges relating to Commonwealth fraud and identity crime worth more than $500,000. His arrest came on the 5th of October after a joint investigation was launched by the Financial and Cyber Crime Group, State Crime Command and the Criminal Law Investigations area of the Australian Taxation Office ... Read More »

The accused had ordered cocaine, marijuana and weapons on the Internet. Photo: dpa

Man Charged for Ordering Cocaine and Speed in 2015

On Wednesday, the District Court of Hannover reported a set of charges in a case against an alleged drug dealer from Hannover. According to the court, the accused 29-year-old “drug dealer” had ordered cocaine and amphetamine from a darknet marketplace. In total, the alleged dealer had ordered more than three and a half kilograms of the substances. He paid a ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

German Man Charged With Trafficking Heroin And Marijuana

Law enforcement authorities arrested and accused a man in Germany of trafficking drugs, which he allegedly bought on the dark web and resold locally. When investigators searched the home of the defendant, they found large amounts of heroin and marijuana. According to prosecutor Dennis Cernota, a 31-year-old suspect of Saalekreis, Germany was taken into police custody on August 18. Mr. ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Man charged in Wales for Dealing in Dangerous Darknet fentanyl

The dangerous drug fentanyl from the Darknet has hit the UK, and it has contributed so much to the rise of the drug overdose rate in the nation. A 25-year-old Kyle Enos in Wales has been arrested through the investigation of the National Crime Agency Investigation for flouting the drug law of the country. He was arrested on the ground ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Arizona Doctor Charged with Selling Bitcoin Without a License

A neurologist from Pheonix, Arizona has been indicted by a grand jury with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. Dr. Peter Steinmetz was charged by the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) with violating the Banking Secrecy Act. FinCEN claims that Dr. Steinmetz and co-defendant Thomas Mario Costanzo “enabled their customers to exchange cash for ‘virtual currencies’ charging ... Read More »