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Life Changing ‘Near Death Experience’ Saved a Drug Buyer from Prison

Judge Robert Pawson, at a sentencing hearing in Swindon Crown Court, sentenced a heavy user of ecstasy to nothing but a suspended sentence after hearing how a near death experience had changed the (now former) drug user’s outlook on life. Steven Hancock, 46, frequently purchased ecstasy pills on the darknet throughout 2017 and perhaps even earlier than 2017. He told ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor ‘EtiKing’ Sentenced to Life in Prison

On April 27, U.S. District Judge Paul Byron sentenced Jeremy Achey, 43, to life in prison. Achey sold fentanyl analogues on Alphabay and other darknet markets under the name ‘EtiKing’. A federal jury previously convicted Achey of conspiracy to distribute (fentanyl analogues) and distribution of controlled substance analogues. A 2017 investigation led to the arrest of Achey following the fatal ... Read More »

Allwine Sentenced to Life in Prison for First Degree Murder

In Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Judge B. William Ekstrum sentenced 44-year-old Stephen Allwine to life in prison without parole for the murder of his wife. Only days before the sentencing, a jury deliberated eight hours before finding Allwine guilty of murdering his wife and trying to make the death look like a suicide. Life in prison is the mandatory sentence in ... Read More »

Ross Ulbricht Appeals Life Sentence to the Supreme Court

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the May 2015 conviction and sentencing of Ross Ulbricht, the founder and creator of the infamous darknet market SIlk Road. Ross is now appealing the Second Circuit Court’s ruling to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States. According to Kannon K. Shanmugam, the lawyer behind the appeal, presented two questions ... Read More »

Utah Man Faces Life Sentence for Selling Drugs on the Darknet

Utah has once again grabbed headlines on Darknet related news, as a man faces a life sentence for running a store on the Darknet that distributes illicit drugs to buyers. 28 years old, Aaron Shamon, pleaded not guilty to several criminal counts, but he may be sentenced to a life imprisonment if found guilty. According to a source, Shamon made ... Read More »

Silk Road Founder Loses Life Sentence Appeal

On May 31, 2017, a federal appeals court upheld the rulings made by US District Judge Kathleen Forrest and thereby confirmed Ross Ulbricht’s life sentence. Ulbricht received a lifetime in prison without a chance of parole in 2015. His defense prepared “dozens of pages” that challenged her decisions. The judges dismissed everything brought to their attention. However, the the three ... Read More »

New Appeal Brief Argues: Ulbricht’s Life Sentence Should be Overturned

The defense team of Ross Ulbricht, the man who started and ran the original Silk Road, filed a new reply brief with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, appealing both his conviction and sentencing of life in prison without parole. Joshua Dratel, Ulbricht’s lawyer, argues that a consistent theme throughout Ulbricht’s trial was the lack of proper evidence consideration and ... Read More »

The Life of a Stolen Credit Card

Credit card fraud represents a multibillion-dollar a year industry, with consumers losing billions, banks losing tens of billions, and merchants losing hundreds of billions (Shaughnessy 2011). These loses result in higher interest rates for credit card users, and a more restrictive and draconian system to loss prevention that results in the legitimate businesses and honest costumers losing money. While fraudulent ... Read More »

“PedoFunding” Admin Sentenced to 22 Life Sentences

Richard Huckle, dubbed Britain’s worst pedophile for abusing 200 Malaysian children; has been sentenced to 22 life sentences. Huckle, a freelance photographer lived in Ashford, Kent, and admitted to numerous offences against children between the ages of six months and 12 years old. The Judge, Peter Rock QC, ordered Huckle to serve a minimum of 25 years in order for ... Read More »

Real Life OpSec Matters Too

The darknet market world has been hit by news of multiple relatively high profile arrests over the past week, notably the Quantik USA bust and the Dutch money laundering ring arrests. The ten individuals arrested in Louisiana in the Quantik bust were the prime reshippers for the largest seller of Xanax on the darknet markets. The police also seized nearly ... Read More »

Teen Sentenced After Using DNMs To Buy Weapons & Plot Mass Murder

Liam Lyburd, a British teenager living in his family house at Hamilton Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, has been sentenced for life for planning a massacre at his former Newcastle College. We have already written an article about Lyburd when he was caught by the police, however, his trial just ended and have resulted in a life sentence for the 19-year-old ... Read More »

Op-Ed: Why Ulbricht Needed to Get Life

Which side are you on? Whilst life is a spectrum of grey, rather than being black or white, formative years can, in some instances, give us a clue as to which side we’ll end up being on or who we’ll be. There are plenty of kids who enjoyed reading and became writers or lawyers, and others who enjoyed vinegar and ... Read More »

Silk Road Admin Ross Ulbricht (DPR) Sentenced to Life in Prison

The Silk road saga came to an end when Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison for running the underground online drug bazaar Silk Road (1), signaling the government’s seriousness in combating Dark net markets. Before the sentencing the parents of the victims of drug overdoses addressed the court. Ulbricht broke down ... Read More »

Like a Boss

Life like a boss

  This welcome mat is strangely amusing for a spin-off of Lord of the Rings trilogy. I mean it would really be living life like a boss if theoretically we follow the advice. That means a very enjoyable life, but with drinking, smoking and partying in context, it should be a pretty short one. Read More »


The Simple Life

  There is no telling what kind of life we like until we have experienced both. Unfortunately, getting married is hardly a reversible process. I suppose the grass is always better on the other side, although I am quite confident that being single will more likely mean a more flexible spending capability. It will always be a difficult decision when ... Read More »