Judge Questions Life Sentence For Silk Road FounderA Manhattan federal appeals panel Thursday questioned whether the life prison term given to the San Francisco founder of the drug-selling website Silk Road was too harsh.
Silk Road Founder Challenges Conviction, Life Prison SentenceA San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling website Silk Road asked an appeals court in New York on Wednesday to toss out his conviction and life prison sentence.
Former Secret Service Agent Who Stole $820K In Bitcoins Pleads Guilty To Felonies Connected To Silk Road InvestigationA former Secret Service agent who stole $820,000 worth of bitcoin from the Silk Road online black market while investigating it pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco Monday to two felony charges.
Mastermind Behind Silk Road Online Drug-Selling Site Sentenced To Life In PrisonRoss Ulbricht, who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison. He was arrested in San Francisco in 2013.
Programmer Accused Of Running Online Black Market Silk Road 2.0 Arrested In San Francisco26-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.
Silk Road Search Was Illegal, Defense Lawyer SaysLawyers 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.
SF Man Indicted On Charges Of Running Illegal Online Drug WebsiteA 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.
Accused Drug Website Entrepreneur Asks Government To Return $30M In BitcoinsAn 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.
Alleged Online Drug Kingpin Arrested In SF Sent To NY To Face ChargesA 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.
More Arrests After Alleged Silk Road Kingpin Nabbed In San FranciscoAuthorities 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.
SF Bail Hearing Postponed For Accused Online Drug KingpinA 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.
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.
Alleged SF Online Drug Kingpin Also Accused Of Seeking Murders-For-HireA 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.
Feds Arrest Alleged Online Drug Kingpin At San Francisco Public Library ComputerA 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.