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Dark Web Xanax Vendor “OlympusXans” Sentenced to 126 Months in Prison

A drug dealer, who sold Xanax on the Alphabay dark web market, was sentenced to more than ten years in prison for several crimes associated with drug trafficking conspiracy. A judge in an Alabama courtroom handed down the sentence in December 2018. United States Attorney Jay E. Town of the Northern District of Alabama announced that United States District Judge ... Read More »

Maryland Man Jailed for 57 Months for Dark Web Drug Distribution

A Maryland based man was convicted and sentenced to over five years in prison in a federal court. He was also given three years of supervision after release from the prison for what the court documents quoted as drug distribution and money laundering charges. The man, identified as Ryan Farace, 34, was said to be involved in the lucrative illegal ... Read More »

Florida Analogue Trafficker Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison

The final defendant in a case against a drug trafficking ring was sentenced in a Florida court to 80 months in prison for ordering fentanyl and other controlled substances from darkweb marketplaces and selling them throughout Florida. Johan Stephen Paniagua, 26, played the primary role in a drug trafficking operation that operated out of Miami-Dade county and Osceola county. According ... Read More »

Italian Mafia Brussels Leader Sentenced to 132 Months in Prison

During a hearing in late September, the leader of an international darkweb drug trafficking syndicate was sentenced to 11 years in prison for importing ecstasy in massive quantities and conspiring with others to launder money in the United States. The convicted drug dealer, according to the Department of Justice, led an ecstasy and amphetamine trafficking organization that shipped kilograms of ... Read More »

Canadian Bus Driver Sentenced to 39 Months for Sharing Child Pornography

During a recent hearing in a Canadian courtroom, Justice Allan Maclure sentenced a former member of the darkweb child abuse forum “Childs Play” to prison for 39 months. The man, a former school bus driver from London, had pleaded guilty to possessing, distributing, or creating child pornography at an earlier court appearance. The convicted pedophile received a significantly shorter prison ... Read More »

Major Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 170 Months in Prison in New Jersey

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, in a statement to the press, announced that a New Jersey man had been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison and another five years on federal supervision for multiple heroin trafficking crimes including distribution of more than 30 kilograms of heroin. The convicted drug dealer also faces charges in ... Read More »

German Dealer Sentenced to 45 Months After Informing on His Customers

In late August, a judge in Germany sentenced a 47-year-old man from Enschede to three years and nine months in prison for selling drugs on the dark web under the name “Johnny Cash.” According to information provided by law enforcement, the man informed on numerous co-conspirators, customers, and even an owner of the darknet marketplace he had been using to ... Read More »

Arkansas Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Downloading Child Pornography

In an Arkansas courtroom, Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentenced a Springdale man to 96 months in federal prison for downloading and viewing child abuse content from dark web forums and other file sharing networks. The case made headlines for the usual reasons and, perhaps, for an unusual reason; the convicted pedophile stored child abuse content on an SD card in ... Read More »

Britons Loses 2 Million Pounds to Crypto Frauds in Two Months

The United Kingdom has suffered from one of the most common crimes associated with cryptocurrency growth, having lost £2 million to hackers. A project embarked by the United Kingdom police unit called ActionFraud revealed that hackers used deceptive means to lure people into their trap. On April 11, the ActionFraud group issued a warning to the general public about mouth-watery ... Read More »

New York Man Sentenced to 20 Months for MDMA Importation

A man from Rochester, New York, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for importing approximately 237 grams of MDMA from a supplier in Germany between March 23, 2017, and March 31, 2017. New York Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested the man on March 31, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. A press release from the U.S. ... 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 »