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    Default "Silk Road" internet drug emporium founder is found guilty= multiple charges

    "The Silk Road" part of the "dark web" a place where illegal activities occur and illegal substances are bought and sold, was founded by a now 30 year old San Francisco internet wiz and his college roommate. It was known as the "EBAY of vice"

    Now he faces 20 years to life

    depending on who you believe, tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal sales and drug deals have transpired, hidden by the use of bitcoin.

    GUILTY: Ross Ulbricht, operator of the Silk Road, was convicted on all counts.
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    Ross Ulbricht was found guilty on all counts Wednesday of being the operator of the online drug emporium that facilitated over $200 million in sales. He faces 20 years to life.

    The San Francisco computer whiz turned to his devastated family after the verdict was read out and nodded to them reassuringly.

    A supporter shouted out “Ross is a hero!” as guards ushered the smiling 30-year-old out of the courtroom.

    “Ulbricht built this black market bazaar to exploit the dark web and the digital currency Bitcoin to allow users to conduct illegal business beyond the reach of law enforcement,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.

    The jury of six men and six women deliberated just over three hours before agreeing that Ulbricht distributed cocaine, LSD, heroin and methamphetamine using the online alias Dread Pirate Roberts.

    The jury also found him guilty of computer hacking, money laundering and conspiracy to distribute false identifications.

    The online drug baron’s mother, Lynn Ulbricht, called the proceeding “the perfect example of an unfair trial.”

    “It was a travesty. The defense was obstructed,” Lyn Ulbricht said, adding that she expects her son to appeal

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2076873

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    I've heard about this joint Silk Road. Had a friend mention it and he's a computer whiz and was explaining how it worked. Still don't undestand.

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    A neighbor and I downloaded the Tor browser (or Onion browser) and went on the Dark Web with his system about a year ago. Hung out there for about 20 minutes and then got the fuck out of there. He ditched the browser right after that.

    There's crazy stuff down there. The Dark Web is how they distribute unauthorized, illegal photos for all the ultra-pervs. Disgusting.

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    was it as bad as chatroullet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    was it as bad as chatroullet ?
    Yes. It is the worse site ever. Parents everywhere need to know about this website and they really, really need to know who their kids are hanging out with.

    Is your child hanging out with a person that bought something from "silk road" and could possibly be slipped a drug? Or worse?!!

    I hope Ross dies a horrible death! His assistant was also brought on charges after the silk road was closed a while back. I hope that drug dealer etc... goes to prison too!
    Just go for it!

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    sentenced...life in prison without parole and forfeit $184 million dollars! ( if they ever find it)

    given how many lives were ruined by his enterprise it seems appropriate

    some of their arguments are so lame...."uh yeah he founded it, but he left the business and only recently came back" Like that should matter? The fact that HE CAME BACK would say to me that he has no real remorse for what he did in founding the thing. He came back when he could have just walked away and given his money to charity if he had any conscience... but he came back to pick up where he left off.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/founde...195900814.html

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    I downloaded the tor browser and there is some fucked up shit on the dark web. You can still buy drugs. And a hitman. Just messed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I downloaded the tor browser and there is some fucked up shit on the dark web. You can still buy drugs. And a hitman. Just messed up.
    And that's not even the worst stuff. Torture websites (human and animal), child pornography, human trafficking...it's a disgusting place. I saw a banner for a torture website and was profoundly saddened by it. I had nightmares for the next couple of nights because of that.

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    Ross will definitely appeal this and his sentence will be reduced. He won't serve life.

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    There's a dark web? Is it run by Sith Lords?

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    Jesus Christ, i've never heard of the "Dark web."

    It's amazing to think of how many people are enslaved & forced into the
    sickest of activities, because there is a market for it.

    You watch something like Hostel or the Human centipede, and there are actual
    individuals as warped & evil as those fictional characters.
    There are no boundaries.

    How do you get to that point, mentally?

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    There are some larger concerns here though. From what I understand, this guy didn't actually do any of the things he was convicted of. He simply had a website or web application where users did these things. There is immunity from this in civil court, but the feds can go after for this. The way I understand it, if users started using PMs here as a way to sell drugs, Brett could be held liable in federal court even if he didn't know it was happening. At least that is the way I understand it.

    From what I also understand, this guy is the first webhost to be convicted based upon the behavior of his site's users. There were also some warrantless searches and seizures.

    Fed Ex has also been indicted for trafficking drugs, as if a company who ships nearly everything for everyone should be held liable for a few illegal uses of their services.

    Interestingly, the USPS was used for much of Silk Road's activity, but apparently they shouldn't be held responsible--just Fed Ex.

    Not saying the guy is a saint, but there are some issues at stake here that should be of concern.
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