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Suspended Sentence for German Counterfeit Buyer

In Bamberg, a set of poorly printed euro notes led to the arrest of a 26-year-old who had ordered hundreds of counterfeit euros from the darknet. The investigation began in January after a shopkeeper immediately spotted the fake notes based on their poor design and construction. Despite the defendant’s poor odds of walking out of the courtroom, the judge let ... Read More »

Employee of Coin.Mx Operator Gets 16 Months Sentence

A Ukrainian software engineer from Florida received a 16 months prison sentence for his role in creating a Bitcoin scam, using an illegal Bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, to launder money for a global hacking network which targeted financial and publishing firms. US District Judge Alison Nathan on Friday, sentenced the accused, Yuri Lebedev after he was convicted earlier this year by ... Read More »

South Dakota Teen FacingPrison after Ordering 20,000 Fentanyl Pills Form the Dark Web

Trevor Harden, a 19-year-old who was arrested by law enforcement after shipping 20,000 fentanyl pills in the mail to himself now faces a 20-year jail term alongside a $1,000,000 fine. The teen from Chamberlain in a federal court last week, pleaded guilty to knowingly and intentionally attempting to possess and distribute fentanyl, a deadly counterfeit opioid which has broken into ... Read More »

Teen Gets a Nine Month Sentence for Serial Swatting

Ontario Court Justice Mitch Hoffman found Curtis Gervais, a 19-year-old “hacker,” was found guilty of 34 charges connected to dozens of swatting incidents in the US and Canada. As a result, Hoffman handed down a nine month sentence. As soon as the sentence was read, the family and defense council filed an appeal, according to the Ottawa Citizen. In what ... Read More »

18 Month Sentence for Austrian Man Caught Ordering Drugs from Rehab

In Purkersdorf, a municipality in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, a 25-year-old appeared in court for drug charges. He had ordered heroin that customs officers in Vienna had intercepted. Then amphetamine. And then once more with “speed.” Before a judge at the regional court of St. Pölten, the defendant asked for a chance to do right. Only, to the ... Read More »

Juvenile Sentence for 23-Year-Old Drug Importer

In Bad Aibling, a small town in Bavaria, Germany, a Juvenile Justice Court a saw a 23-year-old former drug trafficker. This is highly unusual in any circumstance, according to the Court, but not without reason in this case. The crimes involved ordering drugs from darknet markets for both personal use and for distribution. However, the drug use and drug trafficking ... Read More »

Utah Man Faces Life Sentence for Selling Drugs on the Darknet

Utah has once again grabbed headlines on Darknet related news, as a man faces a life sentence for running a store on the Darknet that distributes illicit drugs to buyers. 28 years old, Aaron Shamon, pleaded not guilty to several criminal counts, but he may be sentenced to a life imprisonment if found guilty. According to a source, Shamon made ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for Small Time Marijuana Seller

A Swindon Crown Court judge Sentenced a former chef to a two year suspended sentence for marijuana importation and intent to distribute marijuana. The man, once a resident of Warwick Close, purchased thousands of pounds worth of marijuana from vendors on the Dream Marketplace. He tried marijuana from the streets of Chippenham but disliked its low quality. Richard Blong, the ... Read More »

Silk Road Founder Loses Life Sentence Appeal

On May 31, 2017, a federal appeals court upheld the rulings made by US District Judge Kathleen Forrest and thereby confirmed Ross Ulbricht’s life sentence. Ulbricht received a lifetime in prison without a chance of parole in 2015. His defense prepared “dozens of pages” that challenged her decisions. The judges dismissed everything brought to their attention. However, the the three ... Read More »

Cambridge Professor Obtains 2,000 CP on Dark Web Only Receives 1 Year Sentence

Simon Jarvis, a 53-year-old professor at the prestigious educational institution Cambridge University, was sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to the possession and distribution of Category A child pornography. Law enforcement agencies and investigators often categorize child pornography to three levels: Category A, B and C, with A being the most serious. It was revealed that Jarvis ... Read More »

Prison Sentence For Dutch Man Who Tried To Purchase Assault Rifle And Explosives From The Darknet

In January, a man from Barendrecht, the Netherlands was sentenced to prison for attempted purchase of handguns, a shotgun, an assault rifle, grenades, and ammunition. Now, the man appealed the punishment against him. Law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands received a tip from their Australian colleagues, which resulted in the arrest of the 24-year-old suspect in August 2016. According to ... Read More »

Probation Sentence Imposed On German For Commercial Trafficking Of Amphetamine

The Sigmaringen District Court sentenced a German citizen to probation for ordering amphetamine from the darknet in large quantities and selling them to customers for a profit. According to the court documents, two trials were held by the jury and four witnesses had been heard in the case of the 39-year-old accused from Pfullendorf, Germany. The defendant was accused of ... Read More »

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German Gets Lesser Sentence Due To Active Addiction Treatment

The Marburg Magistrate Court sentenced a 34-year-old to two years of probation for ordering narcotics from the dark web. Since the suspect reported that he was addicted to drugs for a long time and actively took part in a therapy program, he received a lesser sentence from the judge. The prosecution charged the defendant with 10 drug-related charges. According to ... Read More »