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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 »

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 »

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 »

North Carolina man who distributed Xanax on the Dark Web Pleads Guilty to Charges

Mathew Lee Yensan, a 25-year-old from North Carolina pleaded guilty to manufacturing and selling large batches of Xanax on the dark web. Mr. Yensan last month admitted to federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of alprazolam, distribution of a quantity of alprazolam by means of the internet, possession of a firearm, conspiracy to conceal transactions ... Read More »

Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Bulk Buying Cannabis off The Dark Web.

Postal service providers play a big role in the dark web drug trade; they facilitate delivery of drug packages unknowingly. Dependence on postal services to deliver packages has proven to be a big challenge to dark web drug trade, as postal inspectors have been intercepting mailed packages leading to arrests and subsequent prosecution of alleged package owners. Jesse McMahon, 25, ... Read More »

Man Pleads Guilty to Importing Drugs through Darkweb

43-year-old Viliam ‘Bill’ Petkovski, an active user of the old Silk Road market faced the Geelong County Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to importing dangerous drugs through the Darknet market to Geelong. Petkovski had been a familiar suspect of the Darknet drug trade until his arrest, and it was revealed that he used the old Silk Road market to ... Read More »

Fifteenth Defendant in Ongoing a-PVP Investigation Pleads Guilty

Following a fourth wave of indictments in a multi-year drug investigation, a Pennsylvania man became the fifteenth defendant to enter a guilty plea for the distribution of alpha-pvp. The case, led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), brought charges against suspects as early as 2013. The ongoing federal investigation tracked alpha-pvp traffickers across the United States that had imported the drug ... Read More »

Malware Tech Arrested for Creating the Kronos Banking Trojan Pleads Not Guilty

MalwareTech or MalwareTechBlog known in real life as Marcus Hutchins, the 22-year-old British security expert who gained international recognition after he stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak on Monday pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan, a malware which was designed to steal people’s online banking details. Marcus Hutchins was arrested ... Read More »