Man convicted of creating ‘dark website’ The Silk Road

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Man convicted of creating ‘dark website’ The Silk Road

The website ‘The Silk Road’ could be found in the deepest parts of the web.
It was known to be used as an online black market, selling illegal drugs and money laundering.
Ross Ulbricht, who allegedly created the site, was convicted in Manhattan on seven counts, including narcotics and money laundering conspiracies.

Whilst in the dock the prosecutors argued Ulbricht did his very best to protect the site.

Ulbricht’s defence lawyers claimed that he was framed for the sites activity, and that their client had quit the site.

More than a million drug deals are said to have taken place on Silk Road.

Ulbricht is said to have earned around $18 million in Bitcoins from his use of the site.

The Jury, in the Manhattan court, took less than a day to deliberate on their verdict before finding him guilty of all seven counts.

The verdict leaves Ulbricht facing a possible life sentence.

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