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Another Canadian dark web drug dealer pleads guilty to charges, awaits sentencing in the U.S.

Christopher Bantli, a Canadian who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import fentanyl and other controlled substances into the United States, now awaits a lengthy sentence of up to 10 years in prison after a court appearance in Washington, DC this month. The 39-year-old entered guilty pleas before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson for the District of Columbia after having ... Read More »

Billings Woman Arrested Alongside her Father Pleads Not Guilty to Dark Web Drug Trafficking

A 29-year-old Billings woman entered a not guilty plea after she was indicted with dark web drug trafficking charges. The woman was arrested alongside her 69-year-old father, whom the authorities believe she ran the dark web drug trafficking operation with from their West End home. The two allegedly accepted payment in bitcoin and delivered the drug packages to their clients ... Read More »

Dark Web Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Selling Cocaine Through U.S. Mail

A male resident of Florida pleaded guilty to selling cocaine through the dark web. Eimantas Juskevicius admitted that he would market the drugs on the dark web, and then after selling them, he would ship them to his customers via U.S. postal services. Juskevicius had been performing the illegal trade for a while over the darknet under the name ‘decandyman.’ ... Read More »

Undocumented Romanian National Pleads Guilty to Dark Web Credit Card Fraud

The United States of America’s Department of Justice has charged an undocumented Romanian with committing cyber fraud at an ATM around the Memphis and Germantown area. This was confirmed by United States Attorney Michael Dunavant, who in charge of the Western District of Tennessee. The suspect, identified as Cristian Balazs-Andras, 24, was first arrested by law enforcement at Tennessee Bank ... Read More »

A Canadian Man Living in Leesburg Pleads Guilty to Causing Opioid Overdose Deaths

Leesburg Police Department in conjunction with the Washington Field Office Safe Street and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Canadian man who was living in Leesburg and charged him with distribution of fentanyl and heroin that led to overdose deaths. According to the documents presented in court by the prosecutor, the suspect was identified as Joseph Riley Curry, 29 ... Read More »

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 »