A San Francisco man has been convicted in New York of creating and operating the underground website Silk Road as a drug-selling haven.
26-year-old Blake Benthall has agreed to be transferred in custody to New York to face multiple charges for allegedly running the Silk Road 2.0 underground website.
Lawyers for Ross Ulbricht, the San Francisco man charged with operating Silk Road—an online marketplace for illegal drugs, are asking a judge in New York to toss out most of the evidence against him.
A San Francisco man has been indicted on charges he was the mastermind behind a secret website that brokered more than $1 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services.
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.
An Internet entrepreneur accused of being behind an online marketplace for illegal drugs has asked the government to return more than $30 million in bitcoin seized from his computers.
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.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a California man charged with operating a notorious online drug marketplace known as Silk Road to be sent to New York to face charges.
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.
Our technology analyst explains the pros and cons of Tor, the open source network started by the U.S. Naval Academy, that enabled the Silk Road drug operation to exist on the Dark Web.