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Dark Web Pedo Sentenced 13 Years in Prison

Roy Harvender Jr. from New Castle County, Delaware, a 59-year-old member of Website 19, a dark web child pornography darknet marketplace which fully operated from 2012 to 2014, was arrested and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Harvender, who is better known in the dark web as ricenbeans, actively engaged in the distribution and acquisition of child pornography on the ... Read More »

Jamaican Dark Net Heroin Vendor Sentenced To Federal Prison In The US

A Jamaican citizen, who was living in the United States, was sentenced to prison for drug trafficking on the darknet. Chrissano Leslie, a 26-year-old from Miramar, Florida, was standing trial at a federal court for charges of drug-dealing, money-laundering conspiracy, and aggravated identity theft. After law enforcement authorities arrested the man at his home, he pleaded guilty to the four ... Read More »

Jamaican Dark Net Heroin Vendor Sentenced To Federal Prison In The US

A Jamaican citizen, who was living in the United States, was sentenced to prison for drug trafficking on the darknet. Chrissano Leslie, a 26-year-old from Miramar, Florida, was standing trial at a federal court for charges of drug-dealing, money-laundering conspiracy, and aggravated identity theft. After law enforcement authorities arrested the man at his home, he pleaded guilty to the four ... Read More »

Playpen Creator & Lead Administrator Found Guilty, 30 Years in US Prison

On May 1, Steven Chase, a 58-year-old creator and lead administrator of Playpen, was officially sentenced to 30 years in prison by US District Judge Richard Voorhees of the Western District of North Carolina. Chase was also required to forfeit his residence in Naples and accept a lifetime term of supervised release. Playpen is a sophisticated dark web marketplace and ... Read More »

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Federal Prison Inmates Downloaded Child Porn On A Cloud

Five inmates at a federal prison in New Jersey, the United States, were downloading and watching child pornographic material using smuggled cell phones, while they were behind the bars. According to the court documents, the five suspects were downloading and swapping videos and photos of children being abused, including toddlers and babies. The inmates allegedly downloaded the illicit material on ... Read More »

Prison Sentence For Dutch Man Who Tried To Purchase Assault Rifle And Explosives From The Darknet

In January, a man from Barendrecht, the Netherlands was sentenced to prison for attempted purchase of handguns, a shotgun, an assault rifle, grenades, and ammunition. Now, the man appealed the punishment against him. Law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands received a tip from their Australian colleagues, which resulted in the arrest of the 24-year-old suspect in August 2016. According to ... Read More »

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Members Of British Arms Smuggling Ring Sentenced To Prison

The three members of a smuggling ring involving weapons ordered from the dark web were sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom. Mark Richards, a 38-year-old man from Godalming, the United Kingdom, was considered as the mastermind of the smuggling ring, who, according to police information, used the dark web to order firearms and ammunition for resale purposes. The gang ... Read More »

Update In German Vendor Shop Case: Six Suspects Sentenced To Prison

We have reported earlier that seven suspects who were allegedly running a vendor shop selling narcotics in Germany were standing trial in January. Now, the Duisburg District Court sentenced six defendants to prison and probation sentences. According to the court information, the gang had traded drugs between 2012 and their arrest on February 23, 2016. Police reported that the six ... Read More »

Sheep Marketplace Owner Indicted and Face Years in Prison

Prosecutors in the Czech Republic have indicted Thomas Jiřikovský, the owner of the Sheep Marketplace, and his wife Eve Bartošová. Thomas Jiřikovský is responsible for the largest exit scam in the history of darknet markets. Thomas has been indicted on charges related to theft and weapons and drug trafficking, and his wife Eve has been indicted on money laundering charges. ... Read More »

French Student Sentenced To Prison For Selling Drugs At The University

Law enforcement authorities in France arrested a university student who is suspected of ordering narcotics from the dark web and selling them locally. According to police information, the 23-year-old computer science student, who was a ”festive consumer”, preferred to use the darknet to purchase the drugs versus shady street deals. Investigators claimed that all kinds of narcotics are sold on ... Read More »

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Update In Vendor Case: Swedish GHB Seller Sentenced To Prison

Recently, after the suspect from Jönköping, Sweden admitted most of the offenses he was charged with, the court sentenced him to prison. In mid-March, we reported that a man in his 40s is standing trial for dark web drug trafficking charges. Now, on April 2, the Jönköping District Court sentenced the 37-year-old (police only released that the alleged perpetrator was ... Read More »

Dublin Man Downloaded 300 Child Porn Images, Avoids Prison

Irish law enforcement authorities arrested a man in 2010, who was suspected of possessing child porn content on his devices. Now, after a long forensic evaluation of the evidence, the judge sentenced him to probation. Richard Coghlan, a 37-year-old IT expert, allegedly downloaded more than 300 images and multiple movies of child pornographic content. According to the defendant’s statement, he ... Read More »

Austrian Man Faces 15 Years In Prison For Serious Drug Charges

An Austrian man is standing trial for ordering large amounts of narcotics from the dark web, which he partly resold to customers. According to the court documents, a 28-year-old man is standing trial at the regional court in Linz, Austria. The prosecution accused the defendant of ordering heroin in large quantities and cocaine in small quantities, along with drug trafficking ... Read More »

Prison for Former Bitcoin Exchange CEO

C. Aliens Prison for Former Bitcoin Exchange CEO On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Ohio announced Daniel Mercede’s sentencing information. Mercede, a 29-year-old Bay Village man pleaded guilty to access device fraud, bank fraud, and operating an unlicensed money exchanging business. Law enforcement pursued him after he used stolen credit card to operate ... Read More »

Darknet Child Pornography Buyer Convicted, Avoids Prison

On March 12, Leigh Williams of Newport, South Wales, was convicted for the possession of child pornography. In consideration of Leigh Williams’ plea and his genuine remorse toward his action, judge Peter Griffiths sentenced Williams to six months in prison, to be effective after two years. In most child pornography cases, regardless of the intensity of the crime or the ... Read More »