Tag: Jail

From Silk Road Drug Lord to Potentially Dying in Prison

Drug dealers active on the darknet will get caught sooner or later. In the case of Hugh Brian Haney, his arrested occurred just a few days ago. It seems he was arrested for selling drugs on Silk Road, a platform which has been defunct for many years now. This goes to show the investigation regarding that marketplace is far from over.  The Silk Road Connection Most people are familiar with …
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Top 3 Disturbing Darknet Crimes, Number 3 Will Shock You

The darknet does not enjoy the best of reputations, which is only to be expected. A lot of criminal activity takes place in this hidden part of the internet, and some individuals simply raise the bar to levels which make the rest of the world rather uncomfortable. Below are a few key examples of how nasty crime on the darknet can really get. #3 The German Psychopath Whereas most of …
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Canadian Darknet User is Forced to Forfeit 281 Bitcoin

It doesn’t happen all that often people who sell illegal goods or services on the darknet in exchange for Bitcoin get away with doing so. For Matthew Phan, a Canadian resident, that is not the case either. This vendor was arrested recently and now has to forfeit 281 Bitcoin associated with his nefarious activities. This does not equal his entire Bitcoin portfolio, as he gets to keep 7 out of …
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Bitcoin Savings & Trust Ponzi Scheme Operator Sentenced To 18 Months In Jail

Operating a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme is not only morally wrong, but it is also punishable by law. Albeit most countries around the world do not officially recognize Bitcoin as a currency, defrauding other people is a criminal offense. One man in Texas has been sentenced for operating such a Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme, and he will face 18 months in prison. Bitcoin Savings and Trust Ponzi Scheme Is Over It is …
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