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Connecticut Man Sentenced for Selling Meth on the Darknet

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that 26-year-old Cavan Devine of Fairfield County received a 36 month prison sentence for buying and selling methamphetamine and Xanax on the darknet. Police arrested in 2016 when an outpatient rehab clinic called the police to report Devine’s “disorderly conduct.” Authorities forcibly took Devine to a hospital in Bridgeport for ... Read More »

Counterfeit Buyer Sentenced to Probation in Germany

A judge at a court in Baden-Württemberg sentenced a 23-year-old to a two year suspended sentence for buying counterfeit euros on the darknet. The circumstances surrounding the lenient sentence surprised even the defendant himself as he had a criminal record with 12 entries. The 12 crimes the defendant had previously committed included an almost identical counterfeit crime. “Another jam and ... Read More »

Teenager Sentenced to Prison After Botched Gun Deal

A collaboration between Australian police and German authorities led to a three and a half year prison sentence for an 18-year-old from Hassfurt, Bavaria, Germany who had attempted to buy a MAC-11 on the darknet. After an August 2017 arrest, authorities searched the teenager’s house and found drugs, fake IDs, fake euro notes, and evidence that implicated the defendant in ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Role in Darknet Drug Conspiracy

A judge in the district court of Münster sentenced a 24-year-old man from Steinfurt to four years and nine months in prison for his role in a darknet drug trafficking operation. The man never sold drugs directly. The number of so-called “gang members” is unknown, but this was the sixth sentence handed down in Germany’s case against the organization. The ... Read More »

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 »