United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht

Federal indictment against Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht for narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, and money laundering

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Full text copy of the federal indictment filed September 27, 2013 against Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht – aka Dread Pirate Roberts, DPR, and Silk Road – for narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, and money laundering (the Silk Road website has been seized by the FBI). Of particular note alleged in the complaint:

• Ulbricht once put out a hit on a Silk Road user (though he didn’t want to pay too much for the job);

• Silk Road had over a billion dollars in revenue;

• Undercover cops have been buying drugs on the site for years;

• There were nearly 1 million Silk Road user accounts when the site was seized

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Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Criminal Law Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, International Trade Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

Reference Info:Federal, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States

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