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Arrested addicted doctor bought cocaine and heroin on dark web

Dr. Torin Finver has been arrested for ordering controlled substances from the dark web. As the addiction recovery program director at the University at Buffalo Medical School and as a specialized doctor in the treatment of substance abuse, Finver’s actions, secretly relying on the anonymity of the dark web to buy drugs and then using the using the drugs himself, ... Read More »

Prosecutor Decides Not to Appeal a Drug Dealer’s “Unduly Lenient” Sentence

In late September, an ecstasy dealer in Jersey narrowly avoided incarceration at a sentencing hearing and was instead sentenced to community service. The Attorney General, after hearing that the dealer’s sentence included no time in prison, announced that the prosecution planned to appeal the sentence, claiming that it was “unduly lenient.” In October, the Attorney General has reversed his decision, ... Read More »

Jersey Prosecutor Considers Fighting a Dealer’s Probation Sentence

Roughly one week after a court in Jersey sentenced an ecstasy dealer to almost 400 hours of community service, the Law Officers’ Department announced that they have considered appealing the sentence in an effort to impose a prison sentence of two years. The sentence was controversially handed down without the unanimous agreement of other court officials and without consideration of ... Read More »

Estonian State Prosecutor Vahur Verte Confiscates Bitcoins Earned As Criminal Income.

Vahur Verte, an Estonian prosecutor confiscated bitcoins earned through illegal undertakings which he referred to as “criminal income.” He said that criminals use this cryptocurrency to hide their criminal prints and activities and to make it difficult for law enforcers to trace them or find out their actions. An internal report warned that the anonymous bitcoin payment network is becoming ... Read More »

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Stuttgart Public Prosecutor Blames Darknet for Designer Drug Use

  In Stuttgart, Germany, the number of drug charges involving novel psychoactive substances (NPS) is on the rise. And, according to drug clinics in the area, the so called “legal highs” are also contributing to a growing number of fatal overdoses. The senior physician at a local drug addiction clinic spoke of a 23-year-old who had almost died while on ... Read More »

Five kilos of amphetamine was picked up at the post office in Åled outside Halmstad. A man is arrested for drug offenses.

Prosecutor Appeals The Judgment In Swedish Vendor Case

At the end of February, four men were standing trial at the Halmstad District Court in Sweden for running a vendor shop selling narcotics on the dark web. Later on, the same week, one of the suspects confessed his crimes. Now, almost a month after two of the defendants were sentenced and the other two accused persons were set free, ... Read More »

Chief Prosecutor Dr. Peter Frank: More powers in the monitoring of telecommunications demanded.

German Chief Prosecutor Seeks To Monitor Communications More Extensively

Chief Prosecutor Dr. Peter Frank demands more powers for authority to monitor telecommunications. If he succeeds with his plan, law enforcement will be able to decrypt encrypted messages, used by dark net criminals and terrorists, more efficiently. The federal prosecutor seeks to surveil telecommunications due to the terrorist attacks in 2016. According to him, the current legal situation led to ... Read More »

Dutch Public Prosecutor Fights Against Bitcoin Money Laundering

According to a survey conducted by the media outlet fd.nl, the Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM) is waging a war against criminal traders and exchanges of bitcoin. The Dutch OM is looking forward to at least three BTC money laundering criminal cases in 2017. Bitcoin trading has always been legal. The cryptocurrency had seen a 28 percent increase from 2015 to ... Read More »

Pennsylvania State Prosecutor Pays $1,400 in Bitcoin as Ransom

The computer of a Allegheny County district attorney Stephen Zappala, a state prosecutor in Pennsylvania, was infected by a ransomware known as Avalanche. Zappala paid US$1,400 in bitcoin to decrypt his computer and gain access to his files. Avalanche is arguably the largest ransomware operation to date which was cracked down by the the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ... Read More »

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Prosecutor Says the Ricin Vender Is Convicted of Theft and Distribution, Possibly Extortion

In early 2016, the FBI notified Swedish police of a 27-year-old doctoral student selling ricin on the darknet. The suspect sat in custody until his hearing in August where he was released pending a psych evaluation. The psych evaluation proved the man had no preexisting condition and consequently the trial proceeded as planned. Later, on October 25, the prosecutor made ... Read More »