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Silk Road

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

Silk Road Search Was Illegal, Defense Lawyer Says

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.

08/04/2014

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

SF Man Indicted On Charges Of Running Illegal Online Drug Website

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.

02/04/2014

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

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)

Accused Drug Website Entrepreneur Asks Government To Return $30M In Bitcoins

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.

12/23/2013

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

Ross William Ulbricht (CBS/YouTube)

Alleged Online Drug Kingpin Arrested In SF Sent To NY To Face Charges

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.

10/09/2013

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

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Larry Magid: The Good And Bad Of The Onion Router

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.

10/04/2013

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

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