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Man with “Pedophile Guide” Handed 8-Year Prison Sentence

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison and a subsequent 20 years of supervised release, for possessing child pornographic material. James Daosaeng, a Fort Smith native, also received a $4,900 fine in addition to his prison sentence. Reports state that Daosaeng had over 14,000 files of child pornography and images of tortured children in his ... Read More »

North Carolina Playpen Member “amoura” Sentenced to Federal Prison

According to Andrew Murray, the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, a man from Asheville, North Carolina was sentenced to nine years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. In addition to the prison sentence, the Asheville man will spend the remainder of his life on supervised release as a registered sex offender. According to ... Read More »

Dream Vendor “DoggFood” Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

On August 14, 2018, U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced a former United States Postal Service employee to seven years in prison for distributing heroin, buprenorphine, and cocaine on the darkweb. The man, last May, admitted that he had been operating a dark web vendor account on the Dream marketplace for roughly one year. Although the man’s heroin led ... 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 »

Former PlayPen Member Sentenced to Life in Prison

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rose sentenced a former member of the darknet child abuse forum “PlayPen” to life imprisonment and another 10 years on top of the life sentence. Both the judge and an Assistant United States Attorney called the man’s crimes the worst he had ever seen and that the only fitting sentence was life imprisonment. No other ... Read More »

Dream Vendor ‘Drug Commander’ Sentenced to 9.5 Years in Prison

According to an announcement from court officials in Bavaria, a judge in a Coburg court sentenced a 30-year-old darknet vendor to nine and a half years in prison and mandated drug and alcohol rehabilitation for running an international drug operation. The case ended roughly eight months after the eventful police chase and subsequent arrest in November 2017. The defendant still ... Read More »

Agora Vendor ‘No Stress’ Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Benjamin G. Greenberg, announced that U.S. District Judge Ursula M. Ungaro had sentenced a 46-year-old California man to nine years in prison for drug distribution and money laundering. According to the U.S. Attorney and unsealed court documents, the convicted drug dealer had been selling controlled substances on several darknet marketplaces ... Read More »

Florida Pedophile Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

A Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent undercover investigation led to the arrest, conviction, and sentencing of a pedophile from Palm Beach, Florida. United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, Christopher P. Canova, announced that Nicholas E. Fogarty, 36, was sentenced to 27 years in prison on July 17. In addition to the prison sentence, Fogarty will be a ... Read More »

Bitcoin Trader ‘Bitcoin Maven” Sentenced to Federal Prison

United States District Judge Manuel L. Real of the Central District of California sentenced the so-called “Bitcoin Maven” to one year in prison for illegally laundering bitcoin. In order to enforce a prison stay, Judge Real sentenced convicted the money launderer to 12 months and a single day, forcing prison time instead of jail time. Theresa Lynn Tetley, 50, worked ... Read More »

Life Changing ‘Near Death Experience’ Saved a Drug Buyer from Prison

Judge Robert Pawson, at a sentencing hearing in Swindon Crown Court, sentenced a heavy user of ecstasy to nothing but a suspended sentence after hearing how a near death experience had changed the (now former) drug user’s outlook on life. Steven Hancock, 46, frequently purchased ecstasy pills on the darknet throughout 2017 and perhaps even earlier than 2017. He told ... Read More »

“Publicity Stunt” Kidnapper Sentenced to 201 Months in Prison

An Italian court sentenced Lukasz Herba to 16 years and nine months in prison for kidnapping former Instagram model Chloe Ayling in Milan, Italy. The Polish man, according to Ayling’s statements, had lured her to Italy for a nonexistent photoshoot and then kidnapped her. Herba, along with other assailants, told her they worked as hitmen and mercenaries for a human ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught in Homeland Security Operation Sentenced to Prison

According to an announcement from John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, a district court judge sentenced a Connecticut, man to five years in prison for possessing hundreds of pictures and videos that depicted child abuse. The defendant, a 61-year-old from Shelton, Connecticut, named Michael Hull, had been downloading child abuse material on the darknet when ... Read More »

Fentanyl Dealer to Spend Two Decades in Prison

An announcement from United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon of the US Attorney’s Office of the District of South Carolina revealed that a Charleston district judge had sentenced a fentanyl dealer to 20 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl that resulted in death. After the incarceration, the defendant—a 61-year-old—will spend another five years on federal supervision. The defendant, Robert ... Read More »

Bulk MDMA Importer Headed to Prison for 30 Months

A Lithuanian man attempted to smuggle almost 10 kilograms of MDMA into Northern Ireland through the mail, an announcement from the UK’s National Crime Agency explained. At a hearing in early June, a judge at Newry Crown Court sentenced the man to two and a half years in prison. NCA officers arrested the defendant, Lukas Urbutis, 25, at his home ... Read More »

5 Years in Prison for Hacker Who Helped Russians

The infamous Yahoo hacker who breached the personal information of up to 500,000,000 users in 2014 is now going to serve five years in prison. Karim Baratov together with three others, allegedly targeted users in the United States as well as other key countries. Alexey Belan is reportedly the person who was in charge of the main attack while Baratov ... Read More »