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Georgia Man Sentenced for Darknet Child Porn Guides

A 28-year-old man from Gwinnett County, Georgia, operated a clearnet website where he hosted child pornography. He additionally wrote guides for other pedophiles on making use of the darknet to view, distribute, and discuss topics regarding child pornography, After less than one hour of deliberation, the jury convicted the defendant, Thomas Scot Edvalson, of 22 counts of sexual exploitation of ... Read More »

Marijuana Trafficker Sentenced to 8 Years for Postal Robbery

Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced the sentencing of a North Carolina drug trafficker. He organized the shipping of 144 kilograms of marijuana from Arizona to North Carolina. Furthermore, the defendant—Dorian Dent Williams, a 25-year-old from Kernersville, North Carolina—robbed a USPS employee at gunpoint. Over the years, DeepDotWeb covered countless drug trafficking cases. ... Read More »

AfterHour “Mildly” Sentenced After for Working With Police

In January, Brandenburg officials announced that the FBI helped German law enforcement catch a darknet drug trafficker and three of his accomplices. The main defendant, a 31-year-old known as Mark W., sold drugs on the Silk Road marketplace before law enforcement shut the site down. The Brandenburg resident and accomplices sold more than 1.05 million euros between April 2012 and ... Read More »

Group Sentenced For Massive Stolen Debit Card Scheme

In March 2017, Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced four for wire fraud conspiracy. Back in December 2016, a federal grand jury convicted six members of the same “crew” on conspiracy to commit wire fraud charges. The four members that Judge Lodge sentenced together received an additional host of independent convictions. And all of them consisted of wire ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to Probation for 100g Amphetamine Order

  On March 16, a 26-year-old from Weissenhorn stood before a judge at the Supreme Court of Appeals on amphetamine distribution charges. The 26-year-old ordered the drug once – in 2014. And the order involved no intended distribution. He simply wanted amphetamine; he used it as early as age twelve—thanks, in part, to his mother—an amphetamine user as well. As ... Read More »

Leader of Online Carding Forums Sentenced in Mississippi

In June, 2014, Homeland Security Investigations in Mississippi began an investigation into Milad Kalantari, an Iranian citizen. Throughout the course of the investigation, HSI learned that Kalantari ran an “international fraud organization.” More specifically, they learned that the 32-year-old Iranian ran multiple websites that sold stolen credit card information. After a multi-year provided, the case closed on March 9, 2017, ... Read More »

Four Defendants Sentenced In Dutch Vendor Shop Case

Four suspects were sentenced in the Netherlands for charges, including the running of a vendor shop on the dark web selling narcotics, drug trafficking, and money laundering. According to the court documents, the defendants were running a vendor shop on the dark net selling drugs under the pseudo names “Amsterdam United” and “King Albert Heijn”. The suspects used various marketplaces ... Read More »

The cocaine was sent in a "brief". Photo: VN

Austrian Sentenced For Cocaine Shipment He Never Ordered

A 24-year-old man from Vorarlberg, Austria was sentenced for a package of cocaine addressed to him he never ordered. Earlier this year, the customs officers in Vienna intercepted a package containing a birthday card and two grams of cocaine from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The parcel was addressed to the 24-year-old suspect, however, according to him, he never ordered or received ... Read More »

Former Silk Road 2.0 Buyer Sentenced to Prison

On March 13, acting U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced that Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker sentenced a Michigan man to prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Michael Carlton Paiva, the defendant, bought significant quantities of drugs from vendors on the Silk Road 2.0. The feds watched him until 2017 when they gathered enough evidence to send Paiva ... Read More »

US Silk Road 2.0 Reseller Sentenced To Prison

Michael Carlton Paiva, a 30-year-old man from Norton Shores, was sentenced to prison for ordering various substances from the dark net and reselling them to his customers locally. The suspect was arrested as part of an international law enforcement operation. Operation Onymous, a joint police action between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and local authorities, resulted in the bust ... Read More »

Young German Ordered Weed From Dark Web – Sentenced To Community Work

An 18-year-old from Waldheim, Germany ordered marijuana from the dark web. When his parents found out, they imposed a house arrest on their son. Additionally, the juvenile court sentenced the defendant to community work. According to official court documents, the 18-year-old ordered 120 grams of marijuana from Canada. However, he never received the package since customs intercepted the parcel. When ... Read More »

Darknet Money Launderer Sentenced to Eight Months Imprisonment

George Cottrell, a man DeepDotWeb covered extensively with respect to the criminal case, received his formal sentencing in early March. In December, 2016, Cottrell pleaded not-guilty to 20 charges out of the 21-count indictment. The charges centered around fraud in general. However, money laundering charges made an appearance too. He pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and managed ... Read More »

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Six Austrians Bought Counterfeit Notes From The Dark Web – Sentenced To Community Work

On Wednesday, the Wiener Neustadt Regional Court sentenced six young persons, aged between 16 and 20, to community work for buying counterfeit euro notes from the dark web. The prosecutor charged them with counterfeiting, or with the possession and transfer of the banknotes. According to official court documents, the defendants, five men, and a woman, despite their different occupations (students, ... Read More »