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Vendor ‘SuperTrips,’ Sentenced To 10 Years

A Dutch man described by the U.S. as the biggest drug dealer on Silk Road was ordered to serve 10 years in prison a day before the convicted mastermind of the illegal online marketplace is set to learn his fate.

Cornelis Jan Slomp, 23, a software developer who used the moniker “SuperTrips” and sold cocaine, Ecstasy and LSD, was sentenced Thursday in Chicago after pleading guilty to drug trafficking. Prosecutors are seeking more than 20 years in prison for Ross William Ulbricht, found guilty by a jury of running Silk Road while using the online name “Dread Pirate Roberts,” when he appears before a Manhattan judge Friday.

Lawyers for both the government and Slomp extolled his cooperation with a U.S. probe of the illicit emporium. Prosecutors asked for a 15-year sentence while defense attorney Paul Petruzzi sought a term of just under six years. Federal guidelines called for a prison term of as long as 40 years.

Outside court, Petruzzi called his client’s punishment “a damn good result, if you ask me.”

Silk Road was described by federal prosecutors in New York as a “sprawling black-market bazaar” used to anonymously sell illicit goods and launder money. The Silk Road website was shut in 2013.

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-28/silk-road-s-biggest-drug-dealer-sentenced-to-10-years-in-prison


  1. Damn, 10 Years for a first time offender.

    Seems like he got the USA welcome bonus ..

    Does anybody know, how long he has to sit in jail before he will be released on good behavior?

  2. @HellNo there’s no parole in Federal cases. He serves the full ten.

  3. This is sad to hear. He had very good product and his operation was always professionally done. 10 years is a low sentence for all the product he was moving, but it is still a long time. At least he is young enough to still have a life to look forward to after. Wish him the best

  4. anyone know how he was caught?

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