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Bavarian Man Allegedly Purchased Pistols and Ammo on Alphabay

A 55-year-old in Bavaria purchased a firearm and ammunition on the darkweb, the Attorney General of Bamberg said in a statement. The suspect allegedly has made several gun purchases on darknet marketplaces since 2014. According to the Attorney General of Bamberg, a 55-year-old from the town of Schwandorf in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, used Alphabay and other darkweb marketplaces to ... Read More »

Dublin Man Sentenced to Prison in Alphabay Explosives Case

A Dublin man was sentenced to five years in prison for membership of an unlawful organization in connection with an Alphabay explosives case. Both of his co-defendants, at an earlier court appearance, were found not guilty of the same charge and ultimately left the courtroom as free men. Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy of the Special Criminal Court sentenced Jonathan Hawthorn, ... Read More »

Canadian Man Accused of Selling Fentanyl on Alphabay and Dream

After announcing the arrest of the largest fentanyl vendor in the United States, the United States federal government unsealed the court documents detailing the arrest of the third largest dark web fentanyl vendor. Although the man was arrested in January, United States officials waited until after the man had committed suicide to announce his arrest. In a sworn affidavit in ... Read More »

US Government can Seize Alleged Alphabay Owner’s Assets, Judge Rules

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto ruled in a recent memo that the United States federal government had completed all necessary steps required to take control of the millions of dollars in assets seized from the alleged owner and creator of Alphabay. The Eastern District of California Magistrate Judge wrote that the United States government had a right to millions ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “OlympusXans” Admits Selling Xanax and Fentanyl

A former darknet market vendor pleaded guilty to an alprazolam, methamphetamine, and cocaine trafficking conspiracy in Madison county, Alabama. According to the plea agreement, the man had been in possession of roughly 80,000 so-called “units” of alprazolam at the time of his arrest. Joseph William Davis, a 25-year-old from Madison county, Alabama, admitted selling tens of thousands of doses of ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “Zane61” Pleaded Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution

On August 8, a father and son from Staten Island, New York, pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl and other opioids through the dark web. The duo sold several fentanyl analogues, oxycodone, and fentanyl itself. According to information revealed in court, the father and son also admitted selling controlled substances that led to one buyer’s non-fatal overdose. The United States Attorney ... Read More »

One Found Guilty in Alphabay Explosives Case

Two men have been found not guilty In the case of three suspected Irish Republican Army (IRA) members who had allegedly purchased explosives, a firearm, and ammunition on the Alphabay dark web marketplace. The Federal Bureau of Investigation delivered the case to the Gardaí after an Alphabay user had purchased the weapons from an undercover FBI agent. Gardaí performed a ... Read More »

Alphabay Employee “Trappy” Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

Only months after the alleged owner of Alphabay had died in a prison cell in Thailand, the United States found and indicted the Alphabay staff member “Trappy.” On August 1, 2018, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May sentenced the Alphabay to almost four years in prison for conspiracy to commit access device fraud. U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May sentenced ... Read More »

Bavarian Man Admits 34 Alphabay Orders in Court

At a court in Regensburg, Bavaria, a 20-year-old fraudster confused the court with continued confessions of crimes previously unknown to the prosecution. The young man had ordered both drugs and counterfeit currency from Alphabay vendors—information the defendant had revealed to investigators after an arrest for incitement to counterfeit money. No new charges can come from his confusing admissions of guilt. ... Read More »

Three Dublin Men Accused of Buying Explosives on Alphabay

Thanks to a tip from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gardaí arrested three men who had allegedly purchased Semtex, a versatile plastic explosive, through the notorious Alphabay darknet marketplace. The FBI tip gave the Gardaí enough time to create a fake package and prevent the three suspected IRA members from receiving a package of one of the ... Read More »

Former Alphabay User Sentenced to Probation

During a trial at the district court in Böblingen, a 27-year-old faced harsh penalties for ordering a significant amount of drugs from the now-defunct Alphabay darknet market. The prosecution accused the Herrenberg man of drug trafficking. He had purchased at least 100 grams of cocaine and 575 grams of marijuana. The defendant readily admitted that he had ordered both marijuana ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor UKBargins Admits Running Fentanyl Operation

A recent press release from the UK’s National Criminal Agency revealed that three suspected darknet vendors admitted running the Alphabay account “UKBargins.” According to their own admissions recently made in court, the trio distributed fentanyl, carfentanil, furanyl-fentanyl, butyr-fentanyl, and other fentanyl analogues from December 2016 up until their April 2017 arrests. Customer lists seized during law enforcement raids led to ... Read More »

Alphabay Fraud Vendor Sentenced to a Decade in Prison

On Friday, May 25, Judge Michael Gledhill of Southwark Crown Court sentenced Grant West, 26, to 128 months in prison for crimes committed as the Alphabay fraud vendor “Courvoisier.” The man, formerly known only as an Alphabay “full” vendor that allegedly scammed customers as frequently as he defrauded companies, caused several million dollars in damage to companies he attacked. And ... Read More »

Utah Man Admits Being Alphabay Vendor’s “PR Guy”

One of the heads of the Pharma-Master drug distribution organization pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to his role in distributing fentanyl and alprazolam through the now-defunct darknet market “Alphabay.” Mario Anthony Noble, 31, told prosecutors that he had helped Aaron Shamo sell millions of dollars worth of drugs out of Shamo’s Cottonwood Heights home. According to information Noble admitted ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “PeterTheGreat” Sentenced to 15 Years

Ana Milena Barrero, a darknet fentanyl dealer, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to United States Attorney Beth Drake. Barrero sold various opioids on Alphabay under the username “PeterTheGreat” until her arrest in early 2017. According to information found in the criminal complaint and indictment filed after Barrero’s arrest, Barrero and her boyfriend, Theodore Khleborod, had distributed a ... Read More »