Key player in Silk Road successor site gets eight years in U.S. prison

"A Washington state man was sentenced on Friday to eight years in prison
for his role in helping the management of the successor website to Silk
Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were sold.

Brian Farrell, who prosecutors say was a staff member for Silk Road 2.0,
was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle after
pleading guilty in March to a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin,
cocaine and methamphetamine.

Farrell, 27, was arrested in January 2015 as trial was under way in the
case of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the original Silk Road, which
authorities say Ulbricht ran under the alias "Dread Pirate Roberts.""

  • Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016
  • By admin

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