Citizens of 3 Countries Charged over Illegal Online Drug MarketAdded: Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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US police have accused Peter Phillip Nash, citizen of Australia, of being one of the central figures in the hidden, encrypted online black market Silk Road. The portal was used by thousands of drug dealers for distributing hundreds of kilograms of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other illegal drugs and illicit products to over 100,000 buyers across the globe within the past 2.5 years.
Peter Phillip Nash, 40, was employed during 2013 by Silk Road’s owner Ross William Ulbricht. The latter was known by the alias Dread Pirate Roberts. Nash was working as the primary moderator of Silk Road’s discussion forums. The Aussie, who went by the aliases "Batman73" and "Anonymousasshit", was named in an indictment in New York, arrested in Brisbane by Australian Federal Police and now faces extradition to the United States. The US attorney praised the help of the Australian Federal Police with the investigation into Nash.
Ross William Ulbricht, the site owner, was arrested in San Francisco in October. As for other alleged Silk Road employees, they are Andrew Michael Jones, 24, of USA, and Gary Davis, of Ireland, and were also named in that indictment. The site owner paid the site operators and forum moderators annual salaries ranging from about $50,000 to $75,000 for monitoring user activity on the site, working with customer inquiries and resolving issues between buyers and vendors.
All three defendants are charged with one count of money laundering conspiracy. This carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in American federal prison. In addition, they are charged with narcotics conspiracy and conspiracy to commit computer hacking.
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Saturday, December 28th, 2013
|Thats good keep up the good work|
|The one thing about this whole SR deal is that Ulbricht was a savvy and bright businessman who had a lot of potential. He decided to waste it on what basically amounts to running an organized crime ring. If he had decided to build a legitimate, legal business then I'm sure the sky would have been the limit for him. Instead he's going to spend the best years of his life behind bars.|
|If these guys worked for Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan all these crimes would be business as usual and would not even make the news.|
|posted by (2013-12-29 20:24:01)|
|True Story about that #3. Crap on the Man, he craps back.|
|Very enterprising and despite the comments of number 2 @3 was probably closer to the mark as much more perfidious crimes are committed by those in business ranging from pension frauds and other scams,some by peoples own governments who would garnish those same pensions 1000`s of pounds a year.|
The same government that would incarcerate these men have committed genocide and organized wars,have allowed the introduction and trafficking of crack cocaine in America and many,many other more heinous crimes including unlawful detention and torture, but all done in the name of and for the benefit of the US of A.
So the question is when a government does it with impunity who will protect the people from them,I have no idea where the money laundering charges come into it as Bitcoin was the currency of the silk road and no charges will stick for the selling narcotics unless they can prove that the accounts opened on SR were controlled by themselves or by proxy and that they had made profits from same,I am at a loss as to the hacking charges but I think they might find it hard to prove this also,given the current trend for the FBI/CIA/NSA in making major dramas out of these captures it is not always an open and shut case as Kim dotcom has proved and they seriously need a win at the D.O.J to keep credibility in this latest war in controlling Cyberspace for the betterment of the people,whether they want it or not.
|posted by (2014-01-01 00:19:43)|
|can we get sn3h1t87 banned somehow?||
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