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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 »

Dublin Man Sentenced to Prison in Alphabay Explosives Case

A Dublin man was sentenced to five years in prison for membership of an unlawful organization in connection with an Alphabay explosives case. Both of his co-defendants, at an earlier court appearance, were found not guilty of the same charge and ultimately left the courtroom as free men. Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy of the Special Criminal Court sentenced Jonathan Hawthorn, ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Germany

No less than one week ago after being found guilty of operating a successful darkweb drug trafficking operation, a 33-year-old from the district of Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen in Bavaria was sentenced to eight years in prison during a sentencing hearing at the Ansbach District Court. Over the course of roughly one year, the convicted drug dealer sold more than 30 kilograms of ... Read More »

Playpen Member Sentenced to Prison, Plans to Appeal with a “Brain Scan”

An Ohio man was sentenced to federal prison for almost 20 years for downloading close to 900 pictures from the darkweb child abuse forum “Playpen.” The man was caught during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into members of the forum in 2014 and 2015. Despite the evidence produced by prosecutors, the man’s family, friends, and girlfriend have argued that ... Read More »

Hacker gets a 14-year prison sentence for creating Scan4You

A 37-year-old man has been given a 14-year prison sentence for developing and running a scam service called Scan4You, which aids in malware attacks and other cybercrimes. The culprit, Ruslan Bondars, a Latvian citizen, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer “OxyMonster” Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The darkweb drug vendor OxyMonster was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a Florida courtroom in early October. The court heard that OxyMonster both sold controlled substances on several darkweb markets and worked as a senior staff member on one of the most popular markets in existence. Gal Vallerius, a 36-year-old French national who had entered the United States ... Read More »

Ex-Cop Loses Appeal Against Prison Sentence for a Failed Darkweb Gun Deal

In early October, judges at the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland rejected an appeal from a former police officer who was caught attempting to purchase a firearm from a darkweb vendor and possessing several illegal substances. The police officer, in late 2016, pleaded guilty to a number of crimes connected to the attempted firearm transaction and minor drug distribution. ... Read More »

Dark web heroin supplier handed lengthy prison sentence

A 30-year-old New Jersey native has been handed 170-months prison sentence, for his role in a heroin trafficking network across Fairfield County. David Monserrat Torres, on September 20 was given the sentence, coupled with five years’ of additional supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden. The culprit is alleged to be the head of a heroin trafficking network, ... 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 »

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 »

Darkweb Firearm Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

In late September, a U.S. District Judge in California sentenced a darkweb firearm supplier to five years in prison for unlawfully dealing and manufacturing firearms. The gun dealer signed a plea agreement in June that dropped a second firearm charge in exchange for the plea. U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Michael Paul Grisham Smith, 44, to five ... Read More »

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 »