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German Police Arrests User Who Bought Weed On Silk Road Years Ago

An unnamed German user of the former Silk Road Marketplace and Outlaw Marketplace had been fined over €3,000 for ordering cannabis 17 times from dark net marketplaces. According to independent researcher Gwern Branwen, who the buyer just contacted, the customer’s 17 purchases varied from 1.5 and 7.4 grams of cannabis and the time frame when the purchases took place was ... Read More »

Mobile Messenger Creator and Millionaire Sentenced to 17 Years

Shaun Collopy established an online drug selling business, which used the untraceable online currency of Bitcoins. Shaun Collopy was sentenced to 17 years for his online drug-dealing operation on Dark Net. Shaun Michael Collopy plead guilty to 30 drug trafficking charges after establishing his online drug venture was shut down in late 2013. Collopy and his partner, Gary Cooley set ... Read More »

Bitcoin Ransoming Romney Hacker Sentenced to 25 Years

37 year old Michael Mancil Brown was asking for $1,000,000,000 in Bitcoin in exchange for Mitt Romney’s tax records. He has been guilty of extortion and fraud. In August of 2012 Michael Brown wrote a letter to one of Romney’s accountants,PwC, telling them that he had hacked the company servers and stole Romney and his wife Anne’s tax records and ... Read More »

Liberty Reserve Founder Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Arthur Budovsky (42), the creator of Liberty Reserve, a virtual currency before Bitcoin got into the game, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. According to the US government, the whole project of Budovsky was a $6 billion money-laundering operation. For 7 years, starting in 2006, anyone could use Liberty Reserve’s website to transfer money with just little oversight. ... Read More »

Chinese National Sentence to 16 Years for Buying Ricin on Dark Net

Chinese national Cheng Le, who was living in New York City, attempted to order ricin through the dark net. Ricin is a highly potent and potentially fatal toxin with no known antidote. According to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, “In Le’s own words, established at trial, he was looking for simple and easy death ... Read More »

PedoEmpire’s “Lux”: Matthew David Graham Jailed For 15 Years

Matthew David Graham (23), who operated under the ”Lux” pseudo name on his child porn ring, was jailed for 15 years with a minimum of 10-year term by Victoria County Court. The Melbourne man started his ”career” at his parents’ house as young as 19.  He did not just run multiple hurtcore child porn websites (with more than 200.000 active ... Read More »

Air Force Cadet Sentenced To 3 Years For Selling Drugs

Nathaniel Penalosa, a junior cadet at the Air Force Academy was sentenced for 3 years in military prison for the charge of dealing drugs as a part of the plea deal. The cadet admitted that he sold MDMA, LSD, Modafinil, that he ordered from dark net marketplaces to his classmates. “I purchased it on the Internet, had it mailed to ... Read More »

Meadow Vista Dark Net Vendor Sentenced To Nine Years In Federal Court

Matthew Luke Gillum (32), a man from Meadow Vista, California, has been sentenced for nine years of federal jail. The charges for the sentence was conspiration to distribute marijuana and subverting a reporting requirement in connection with a currency transaction. On 6, February, the man pleaded guilty for the two charges. According to court documents, Gillum was the leader of ... Read More »

Canberra Teen Jailed For 4 Years For Importing Drugs From The Dark Net

A Canberra teen (whose name can’t be published due to legal reasons) has been jailed for importing drugs from dark net markets and selling them to local high school students and peers. According to law enforcement authorities, the teen has sold cannabis, LSD, MDMA and cocaine worth tens of thousands of dollars for about a year. When the police raided ... Read More »

Shiny Flakes Sentenced To 7 Years

On Monday, Maximilian S. AKA Shiny Flakes, the 20 years old dark web dealer, has been sentenced for 7 years of youth sentence in prison for illegally trafficking drugs in large quantities by the Leipzig District Court. Norbert Göbel, the judge of the case has said that the act Maximilian S. was doing was highly criminal activity and has involved ... Read More »

Ex-Silk Road Vendor Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison for Dealing Methylone

A 30-year-old Orlando man faces 20 years in federal prison for selling designer drugs which were being shipped from China through an online black market for illegal narcotics, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A jury found Andrew “Drew” Pieters guilty Thursday in federal court in Orlando for selling thousands of dollars worth of methylone – a designer drug similar ... Read More »

Australian DarkWeb Pedo Site Admin Sentenced To 35 Years in Jail

Former Families Worker in South Australia, Shannon Grant McCoole (33) has pleaded guilty to a horrifying list of sex crimes against underaged children in his care and was sentenced to 35 years in jail. His crime was brutal, one of the children he molested was only 18 months old. There were even children who had autism or were disabled. He ... Read More »