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Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Dark Web Carfentanil

A man pleaded guilty to the possession and selling of Carfentanil- a Schedule II Substance; he allegedly acquired from a dark web marketplace. According to the police, the man was arrested and charged after an investigation to a teen’s overdose case pointed them in his direction. Carfentanil can be considered to be the most dangerous fentanyl analog, as it is ... Read More »

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Fresno suspects pleads guilty to firearms charges and money laundering.

Two Fresno men have pleaded guilty to money laundering and firearms offenses. Seven others pleaded guilty of charges that have stemmed from investigations on the multi-agency gang. On Monday, a 31-year-old man, Vonshay Robinson, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy of trafficking firearms as announced by McGregor W. Scott, the United States Attorney. According to the documents in court that were ... Read More »

Two Men Plead Guilty to Dark Web weapons Purchase Attempt

Two men from Co Antrim pleaded guilty to conspiring to order firearms from an undisclosed dark web marketplace. The two were arrested in February 2017, after they attempted to obtain two handguns; a Glock 17 and a Glock. According to a police statement, the two were procuring the weapons for another individual whose name they did not disclose. Darren Bennett, ... Read More »

Kelihos Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty To ID Trading On Darkweb

A 38-year-old Russian hacker awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to account theft and ID trading on the black market. Peter Yuryevich Levashov used botnet to get unauthorized access to credentials and offered information for sale on the darknet. According to a report, he operated multiple botnets since the 1990s. His mode of operation was specifically focused on Kelihos which he ... Read More »

Gary Davis Pleads not Guilty to Helping to Run Silk Road Market

Gary Davis has pleaded not guilty to charges related to helping Ross Ulbricht run the infamous Silk Road market. According to a report made public, Davis also pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. These included conspiracy charges to distribute narcotics, to commit computer hacking and to commit money laundering. According to an indictment filed against him in 2013 by the ... Read More »

OxyGod Case Update: Two Suspects Enter Guilty Pleas

The case against the Dream fenantly vendor “OxyGod” changed course in late August after two defendants entered sealed plea agreements, leaving the primary defendant in somewhat of a precarious position. Judge James V. Selna of the Central District of California sealed the plea agreements, transcripts, and all related documents of both co-defendants in the OxyGod drug distribution case. The primary ... 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 »

Bitcoin Platform Operator Pleads Guilty to Stealing Clients’ Funds.

On July 24, United States attorney Geoffrey S. Berman announced that an operator for currently defunct bitcoin platforms pleaded guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice. The operator is guilty of using clients’ funds for his own expenses and lying about details of a hack on his platform that resulted in the loss of 6,000 bitcoins. Jon E. Montroll, ... Read More »

Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges

A 30-year-old woman, La’ Dina M. Coleman, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded not guilty to an identity theft charge. Coleman is accused of using credit card information acquired from the dark web to purchase appliances worth more than $9,000. Coleman was arrested on the 12th of April alongside 33-year-old Lepolean N. Reasonover of Chicago, after a truck they were driving ... Read More »

“OxyMonster” Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Charges

The French national known as “OxyMonster” on several darknet marketplaces pleaded guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges in a federal court in the Southern District of Florida on June 12. The Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, John P. Cronan, announced the development alongside the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Benjamin ... Read More »

Utah: Three Enter Guilty Pleas in the PharmaMaster Case

Three people pleaded guilty to helping the now-infamous darknet vendor “Pharma-Master” distribute fentanyl and alprazolam from his Cottonwood Heights homes. While the three individuals played much less important roles than the two leaders of the Utah-based drug trafficking operation, federal prosecutors pursued the indictment just the same. The first two now-convicted drug traffickers were first named in the first superseding ... Read More »

Dream Vendor “OxyMonster” to Enter a Guilty Plea in June

Gal Vallerius, the bearded Frenchman known on the darknet as “OxyMonster,” struggled for nearly a year to prevent the prosecution from using his seized laptop as evidence in a drug trafficking case in Florida. If a jury had found him guilty of the conspiracy or money laundering charges in his indictment, he could have spent the rest of his life ... Read More »