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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 »

Austrian Vendor “AustriaNarcos” Sentenced to Seven Years

According to investigators at the Department of Drug Trafficking at the Federal Criminal Police Office, a young man living in Lower Austria controlled several dark web vendor accounts and distributed drugs throughout Austria and “half of Europe.” The man, unemployed and living at his mother’s house, had earned more than 300,000 euros through the drug trade. The Federal Criminal Police ... 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 »

Nurse Sentenced to 5 Years for Dark Web Related Drug Distribution

United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that 43-year-old Matthew Justin Sykes was sentenced to 5 years in prison for illegally distributing opiates and other drugs while working at a drug rehabilitation center in Virginia. Sykes illegally acquired drugs from the dark web and made illegal prescriptions as a way of distributing the drugs. ... 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 »

Missouri Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Selling THC Analogues

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Missouri, a St. Peter’s man was more than 15 years in prison for his role in distributing controlled substance analogues to suppliers across the United States. According to the announcement, Charles Wolfe, 57, participated in a large-scale analogue trafficking operation involving at least six co-conspirators who ... Read More »

German Judge Sentenced a Hansa Vendor to Two Years

At Ludwigsburg District Court, Judge Franziska Scheffel sentenced a 23-year-old darknet drug vendor to a suspended sentence of two years. At a previous court appearance, the court convicted the young man of the commercial trade of illegal narcotics and drug possession. According to information revealed in the courtroom, the man had been selling cocaine on the now-defunct Hansa market. The ... 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 »

Fentanyl Analogue Dealer Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced a 33-year-old Riverside man to 312 months in federal prison for trafficking acetyl fentanyl. Because the drug operation led to at least one fatal overdose, the defendant faced a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years. The charges only involved a single fatal overdose, but investigators connected several more deaths to the ... Read More »

German Teen Receives 2.5 Years Dealing on Dark Web

A 19 year old boy from the Eastern district of Altotting in Germany has been sentenced to do jail time for drug dealing. Passing the sentence, Christoph Warga, the judge who delivered the verdict said the amounts dealt were ‘unbelievable’. The teen was reportedly found in possession of assorted drugs worth 200,000 Euros. He confessed that the drugs included cocaine, ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced to Five Years for Subutex Trafficking

Due, in part, to a lengthy criminal record, the District Court of Konstanz sentenced a 49-year-old man to five years in prison for trafficking Subutex and hashish in person and on the darknet. Although the man argued that he had planned on using the drugs personally, the prosecutors claimed that the evidence contradicted his statements and the presiding judge agreed ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “PeterTheGreat” Sentenced to 15 Years

Ana Milena Barrero, a darknet fentanyl dealer, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to United States Attorney Beth Drake. Barrero sold various opioids on Alphabay under the username “PeterTheGreat” until her arrest in early 2017. According to information found in the criminal complaint and indictment filed after Barrero’s arrest, Barrero and her boyfriend, Theodore Khleborod, had distributed a ... Read More »

Almost Six Years in Prison for Fake Oxycodone Dealer

At a federal district court in South Dakota, U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier sentenced Jacob Hubbs, 21, to almost six years in prison for ordering counterfeit oxycodone pills on the darknet to resell locally. Hubbs had pleaded guilty to a fentanyl distribution conspiracy in February, 2018. In 2017, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation initiated an investigation into ... Read More »