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German Darknet Vendor Sentenced to Rehab and Probation

A 32-year-old from the German city of Halle received a sentence of drug rehab and therapy after getting caught and charged with for selling drugs on the darknet. Although the evidence gathered by law enforcement weighed heavily in favor of a lengthy drug trafficking sentence, 32-year-old Maximilian P. explained his story of lifelong addiction and his lawyer fought for a ... Read More »

Florida Playpen Member Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

In Tampa, Florida, U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced yet another pedophile with connections to the FBI’s notorious ‘Operation Pacifier’ incident. This time, Judge Merryday sentenced 42-year-old Benjamin McKenzie to four years in federal prison. McKenzie, a Largo resident with an array of misdemeanors from years past, will be on supervision for 20 years after he completes his prison ... 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 »

Man Sentenced After Package Interception in France

Prior to his arrest, 25-year-old Chateau-Thierry resident Adel Belkacem made five separate orders on the darknet, the authorities announced after the May 2017 arrest. In May, Customs spotted a package containing 109 ecstasy pills, 117 grams of amphetamine, 48 grams of ketamine, and 64 grams of cannabis. Belkacem received a sentence of nine months in prison and a fine of ... Read More »

Dealer Sentenced for Importing Drugs and Counterfeits to Sell

At the Criminal Court of Ajaccio, a 39-year-old man from Madeira, Portugal, received a 16 month prison sentence for trafficking narcotics and counterfeit notes on the darknet, one local news outlet reported. Only days prior to the sentencing, the French national judicial police arrested Antonio de Faria, the defendant, as he got off a boat in Porto-Vecchio. He lived on ... Read More »

Texas Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison

According to Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning, a 42-year-old Texas man received a 96 month prison sentence for selling methamphetamine and GHB through various online shops. United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Patrick Brian Mobley, one of the conspirators in a much larger drug trafficking conspiracy. Mobley disguised his drug sales ... Read More »

UK Fentanyl Vendor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Last year, 25-year-old Kyle Enos pleaded guilty to the distribution of fentanyl and similar fentanyl trafficking trafficking or possessing charges. Months later, in early February 2018, Cardiff Crown Court Judge Eleri Rees sentenced the Newport man to eight years in prison. The judge took into account evidence presented by the Crown Prosecution Service that proved Enos continued to sell fentanyl ... Read More »

Former Silk Road Vendor Sentenced to Six Years in Berlin

According to the spokesperson for the Berlin criminal court system, the Berlin district court sentenced a darknet drug trafficker and two accomplices to six years in prison, three years in prison, and a suspended sentence. The primary suspect, a 43-year-old Japanese man living in Berlin named Ryo Y., had been selling drugs on the darknet as early as November 2012. ... Read More »

PlayPen Member with 5,500 Downloads Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

On January 18, United States District Judge Brian J. Davis sentenced a member of the darknet child abuse forum known as PlayPen to six years in prison. The defendant, a 42-year-old Jacksonville man named Jason Barnes, was found guilty following a September bench trial. During Operation Pacifier, FBI agents identified Barnes after he accessed PlayPen on February 28 and March ... Read More »

Florida PlayPen Member Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

A statement from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida revealed the sentencing of another member of a darknet child abuse forum. This sentencing occurred only days after another Florida man pleaded guilty to downloading and viewing videos depicting various forms of child abuse during the same week in 2015 when the FBI had taken control ... Read More »

Florida PlayPen Member Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

In Jacksonville, Florida, United States District Judge Brian J. Davis sentenced yet another member of the darknet child pornography website PlayPen. The defendant, 42-year-old Jason Dean Barnes, will spend six years in federal prison for downloading thousands of images depicting child abuse. After his release from prison, Barnes will spend 10 years on federal supervision. He will also register as ... Read More »

PayPal Fraudster Sentenced to Community Service and Restitution

We recently wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been running a small-scale fraud operation that involved stolen PayPal account information from the darknet, matching DHL packing stations, eBay, and high-end electronics. After a recent sentencing hearing, German media outlets reported that the man “cheated a sentence” or that he “got off lightly.” The prosecution and defense ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendors CaliConnect and BTH-Overdose Sentenced to Prison

Chief U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced two darknet drug dealers, both a part of separate cases, on the same day in January. He sentenced David Ryan Burchard (CaliConnect) to six years and eight months in prison. The second vendor fared slightly better; the judge sentenced Emil Vladimirov Babadjov (Blime-Sub and BTH-Overdose) to five years and 10 month in ... Read More »

Teenager Arrested and Sentenced For Buying Bomb on Darknet to Kill Parents

Nineteen-year-old boy, Gurtej Singh Randhawa was arrested by the police for purchasing an explosive weapon on the Darknet marketplace with the intention of blasting his parents into pieces. Information gathered makes it clear that his parents were in strong disagreement with his move to start a relationship with a lady. He, therefore, marked them as a hindrance to his relationship ... Read More »

German Cook Sentenced for Darknet Methamphetamine Orders

The Starnberg District Court heard how a 30-year-old cook purchased amphetamine and methamphetamine from vendors on the darknet. The prosecution charged him, initially, with purchasing 60 grams of the stimulants on the darknet, using the stimulants he had purchased, and selling some of the remaining drugs. He faced charges for ordering both drugs under fake names on at least seven ... Read More »