NEW YORK (AP)– Ross Ulbricht who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison.
A judge in Manhattan announced the sentence Friday afternoon for the 31-year-old Ulbricht, who was convicted in February on charges of operating the website for nearly three years from 2011 until his 2013 arrest in San Francisco.
Prosecutors say he collected $18 million in bitcoins through commissions on tens of thousands of drug sales.
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