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Silk Road Founder Indicted In New York 94

An anonymous reader sends this report from Wired: "Federal authorities today announced a Grand Jury indictment against Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder and owner of the underground drug emporium Silk Road. The indictment (PDF), in New York, includes one count for narcotics conspiracy, one count of running a criminal enterprise, one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking and one count of money laundering, according to the indictment. It's the second indictment for the the 29-year-old, who was arrested last October in San Francisco. Ulbricht was previously charged in New York at the time of his arrest, but authorities had until December to obtain an indictment against him based on new evidence seized. They sought an extension of that time and announced the indictment today. Ulbricht had been previously indicted in Maryland on charges of conspiring to have a former administrator of Silk Road murdered in exchange for $80,000."
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Silk Road Founder Indicted In New York

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  • by PRMan ( 959735 ) on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @08:18PM (#46157091)
    He was already long on his way to going to jail when he arranged the hits on people. The feds had been watching him for almost a year already gathering evidence.
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    by glavenoid ( 636808 ) on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @09:13PM (#46157607) Journal

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