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28-year-old German Sentenced To Probation For Ordering Drugs

A 28-year-old man from Aibling, Germany was sentenced to 22 months of probation for ordering drugs from the dark web. According to police information, the Aibling electrician ordered drugs in 16 cases in 2013. The 28-year-old thought he was in complete anonymity when he made the purchases, however, he was among those persons who the FBI cracked their IP addresses. ... Read More »

Idar-Oberstein Man Sentenced For Buying Guns And Grenade

A 25-year-old from Idar-Oberstein was sentenced to prison for ordering two handguns, a grenade, ammunition and a “shooting pen” from a dark net market. According to official court information, the accused and his defender had withdrawn their appeal before the regional court in Bad Kreuznach on Monday. The 25-year-old was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for ... Read More »

Bavarian Man Sentenced to Prison for 16 Darknet Purchases in 2013.

An electronics engineer from Rosenheim, Bavaria, just received 22 months imprisonment for making 16 separate drug purchases on the darknet. The convoluted case dated back to 2013 and was brought to Bavarian authorities by the US FBI. Every aspect of the case was controversial, OVB reported after the trial on November 7. The 28-year-old electronics engineer, currently living in Bad ... Read More »

20-Year-Old Sentenced for Key Role in Darknet Counterfeiting Ring from Uganda

Zachary L. Ruiz aka “Mr. Mouse” was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of probation on November 2, 2016. The Las Vegas counterfeiter hoped his mental health problems would let him avoid a strict punishment. The judge recognized the young man’s behavioral and developmental issues but noted “[Ruiz] also demonstrated what appears to be an easy ability ... Read More »

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Two Cousins Sentenced in Stuttgart for Illegal Arms Trafficking on the Darknet

Two darknet weapons vendors were sentenced in Stuttgart for illegal arms trafficking and several weapon law violations. The main suspect, a 25-year-old, was under investigation for suspected involvement in the Paris attacks. He received a sentence of two-and-a-half years imprisonment. The 25-year-old from Böblingen County and his 28-year-old cousin flew into Germany after the Paris attacks in November 2015. The ... Read More »

Agora Vendor Sentenced to Four Years In Prison For MDMA Distribution

Postal workers in Washington intercepted several packages of MDMA and Xanax that led to the arrest of a darknet vendor. That vendor, Tristan Simpson Brennand, was arrested in December 2014, released on bond, and subsequently arrested again. On October 10, Brennand was sentenced to four years in prison for drug distribution. In a letter to the court, Brennand explained that ... Read More »

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Defendant Sentenced to Probation for Using Fake Euros from the Darknet

The Emmendingen District Court recently sentenced a 25-year-old to two years of probation for crimes involving counterfeit currency. This case shares aspects with one we reported on October 21; Bavarian police arrested two men for making and distributing counterfeit euros via the deepweb. Both men arrested in the Bavarian counterfeiting case, a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old, were discovered by their ... Read More »

Belgian Sentenced To Community Service For Ordering Weapons Of War

A 37-year-old man from Herent, Belgium was sentenced to 80 hours of community service for possessing and ordering weapons of war from the dark net. According to court documents, the 37-year-old man had seen the news about the ongoing war in Syria and the possible consequences of it on Belgium. He wanted to protect himself and his family, according to ... Read More »

Romanian Carder Duo Sentenced In Germany

A 29-year-old and a 38-year-old Romanian national was sentenced for committing credit card fraud. The carder duo allegedly bought credit card details from the dark web and used them to commit fraud. The Romanian nationals were caught by German authorities when they tried to enter the country from the Austrian border on 10 November 2015. The Federal Police found 10 ... Read More »

Vörhingen Couple Sentenced For Ordering Amphetamines

A couple from Vörhingen was sentenced for ordering amphetamines five times from a dark net marketplace. However, the couple received only two mails since law enforcement authorities managed to intercept the other packages. The Neu-Ulm District Court sentenced both the 38-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife to probation. According to the Chairman of Schöffengerichts, both persons admitted their crimes. The ... Read More »

Swedish Chemical Weapon Vendor Is Soon To Be Sentenced After Psych Evaluation

In September, a Swedish trial concluded wherein the defendant was released from custody due to potential mental illness. A 27-year-old Uppsala PhD student was charged with selling ricin on the deepweb. The hearing would continue once the student passed a psychiatric examination. Almost a month later on October 18, the District Court announced that the man was free of any ... Read More »

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Two German Men Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros on the Deepweb

In early 2016, Bavarian police received information on a currency counterfeiting operation in Geisenhausen. A thorough investigation ensued. The counterfeiting “workshop” was discovered in a garage owned by two German men: a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old. After the investigation, both men were arrested and remained in custody until the court date on October 12, 2016. The majority of the details ... Read More »

German Darknet Market Reseller Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison

A 40-year-old man from Bavaria has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for drug trafficking. According to investigators, the unnamed man bought $30,000 worth of drugs from darknet marketplaces. He then distributed the drugs throughout southern Bavaria. Investigators claimed, during court hearings in October, that the man operated between June 2013 and October 2015. He served ... Read More »

6 Nigerian Sentenced in $40 million fraud scheme

Seven members of $40 million international fraud conspiracy, which included everything from romance scams, to check fraud, to secret shopper schemes, to personal assistant work-from-home schemes, were sentenced last week in Gulfport, Miss. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, some of the seven defendants were originally romance scammers who later became involved in counterfeit check fraud. The victims of ... Read More »

Dark Net Arms Vendor Gunrunner to be Sentenced Next Month

Michael Andrew Ryan, was sentenced in June of this year for his international online firearms dealing business on the dark net. He used the screen name “Gunrunner”. He sold everything from Glocks and High-Points to Uzis and Walthers.  He sold his firearms online, but not before removing serial numbers. This makes the weapons more difficult, but not impossible to trace. ... Read More »