Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

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NEW YORK — Ross Ulbricht, the man known for running the underground marketplace for drugs Silk Road, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison in a New York federal court.

The sentencing comes three months after a jury found Ulbricht, 31, guilty of creating the online black market used primarily for buying and selling drugs anonymously

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Ulbricht, known by his pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts” on the site, built Silk Road into an empire. Accessible only from discrete parts of the web via the Tor browser, Silk Road wasn’t just limited to drugs; it was a storefront for illegal services like assassinations and prostitution, too Read more…

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