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Man’s Remorse Kept Him Out of Jail on Child Porn Charges

A Kempshott man’s remorse, cooperation with police, and confessions, helped him avoid a prison sentence for sharing child pornography on the darknet. The Winchester Crown Court, on Thursday 14, heard how 27-year-old Nicolas James Bone visited sites on the darknet to download almost 60 illegal pictures and videos. For effectively two reasons, Bone’s case vividly contrasts a recent case of ... Read More »

No Jail Time for Man Caught Ordering 280 Grams of Weed

An IT worker from Tyning Crescent, Slimbridge, managed to dodge a mail sentence for buying 140 grams of marijuana from a darknet vendor. It was not his first order of this weight. And it was not for personal use, as law enforcement discovered and the prosecution explained. Despite the evidence the defendant faced, he received a sentence that required nothing ... Read More »

No Jail TIme for “Dealer” Caught Ordering 1.5lbs Weed

In September 2016, Canadian Customs intercepted an outbound package filled with marijuana. The customs declaration on the package indicated the package contained a child’s toy set. And in a way, it had contained toys. However, despite being disguised hidden within the toy set, Customs officers successfully located 727 grams of marijuana in the package. Canadian authorities relayed this to the ... Read More »

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British Man Participated In Drug Recovery Program, Avoids Jail

A man in his thirties from the United Kingdom, despite the large amounts of drugs he ordered from the dark web, was sentenced to probation. The fact that he voluntarily participated in a drug recovery program and had an almost clean past served a mitigating factor. Jake Brown, 33, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the United Kingdom, allegedly ordered over £7,000 ... Read More »

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New Zealander Imported Drugs, Tried To Produce Meth, Sentenced To Jail

A man from New Zealand was sentenced to prison for purchasing drugs from overseas countries and for ordering substances used for the production of crystal methamphetamine. He allegedly conducted all deals on the dark web. Leigh James Thomas, 30, of Himatangi Beach, New Zealand was sentenced to prison importing methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy along with substances and equipment used to make ... Read More »

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Alleged Alphabay Admin Found Dead in Bangkok Jail

On July 5, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conducted raids at several locations in Montreal and Trois-Rivières. The RCMP Integrated Technology Crime Group executed the raids in connection with an investigation into a global network of firearm and drug trafficking on the darknet. According to an RCMP spokesperson, the investigation involved the FBI and other, global law enforcement agencies. Canadian ... Read More »

Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Almost Ended Up In Jail Due To A Water Leak In 2011

Ross Ulbricht, the convicted administrator of the infamous Silk Road Marketplace, was almost arrested by law enforcement authorities thanks to a water leak in 2011. According to American Kingpin, a new book by Nick Bilton documenting the rise and fall of Silk Road, Ulbricht started cultivating hallucinogenic mushrooms in early 2011. His master plan was to grow and harvest the ... Read More »

Teenage PlayPen Member Sentenced to Six Months in County Jail

Over the course of the last year, we learned of the FBI’s blatant disregard for the federal law during Operation Playpen. They hacked, at a minimum, 8,000 computers and only received a warrant from a magistrate judge in Virginia. Luckily for 19-year-old Lucas Zalesny, the District Attorney knew that Federal judges were throwing out the FBI’s evidence. After Zalesny had ... Read More »

Reddit User Explains How To Use Monero and “Not End Up in Jail”

After both Oasis and Alphabay announced the support of the lesser-known cryptocurrency Monero, marketplace forums and the /r/DarkNetMarkets subreddit have been filled with posts riddled with misinformation on the topic. Being less popular than Bitcoin and Ethereum, the usage and security of Monero raises many questions that need answers. One of the moderators of /r/DarkNetMarkets, “sapiophile,”submitted a post titled “IMPORTANT ... Read More »

BTC Users Could Get Jail Time in Russia

The Russian Finance Ministry is preparing to introduce legislation next month that would fine and jail digital currency users, according to Bloomberg. The Legislation, which was amended last month, has miltiple tiers of penalties depending on the persons usage, according to Interfax, a Russian news agency. For regular citizens who casually use bitcoin, a penalty is 500,000 rubles($7,800) or four ... Read More »