kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Ross William Ulbricht

The bitcoin website is shown on the computer of the proprietor of a shop selling vinyl records and that accepts bitcoins for payment on April 11, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2 Bitcoin Operators Charged In SF Drug Website Bust

The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, authorities said Monday.

01/27/2014

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

Alleged Drug Kingpin Arrested At SF Library Ordered Held Without Bail

A San Francisco man has been ordered held without bail in New York after a prosecutor accused him of running a massive online drug empire and paying $730,000 to try to kill six people.

11/21/2013

Screenshot of Silk Road, a black market marketplace of drugs and other illegal services. The website has been closed after the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht in San Francisco on October 1, 2013. (CBS)

More Arrests After Alleged Silk Road Kingpin Nabbed In San Francisco

Authorities in Britain, Sweden, and the United States have arrested eight more people following last week’s closure of Silk Road, a notorious black market website which helped dealers to sell drugs under the cloak of anonymity.

10/08/2013

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

SF Bail Hearing Postponed For Accused Online Drug Kingpin

A man accused of running a billion-dollar online drug bazaar known as Silk Road appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco Friday, but at the request of his defense attorney, his detention hearing was postponed until next week.

10/04/2013

Ross William Ulbricht of San Francisco during an interview on YouTube. Ulbricht is accused of running the Silk Road, a black market website where people bought and sold illegal drugs and services. (YouTube / CBS)

Witnesses Describe Dramatic Arrest Of Alleged Drug Kingpin Inside SF Library

The dramatic arrest inside a San Francisco public library of a man accused of running an underground drug website has become the talk of the neighborhood.

10/03/2013

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

Alleged SF Online Drug Kingpin Also Accused Of Seeking Murders-For-Hire

A man who was arrested at the Glen Park library in San Francisco on Tuesday on charges of running a billion-dollar online drug market is also accused of seeking two murders-for-hire in January and March of this year to protect his empire.

10/03/2013

Ross William Ulbricht (CBS/YouTube)

Feds Arrest Alleged Online Drug Kingpin At San Francisco Public Library Computer

A hidden website operated by a San Francisco man became a vast black market bazaar that brokered $1.2 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services, according to court papers made public on Wednesday.

10/02/2013

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,912 other followers