427 SAN FRANCISCO—Ross Ulbricht, the 29-year-old alleged to have run the Silk Road online drug marketplace, wants a little more time. Ulbricht appeared in a federal courtroom this morning, wearing a red jumpsuit reading “XXL—Alameda County Jail” and what appeared to be a green T-shirt underneath. His case was called first, and he shuffled with small steps into court; he was shackled at the feet but his hands were free.

He looked every part the San Francisco hipster you might see in any one of a hundred local coffee shops, clean-shaven and with mildly shaggy hair. On Wednesday, federal authorities filed a 32-page complaint against Ulbricht, accusing him of narcotics trafficking and money laundering as well as soliciting the murder of another Silk Road user.

Authorities said that Ulbricht was the mastermind behind the infamous Silk Road marketplace, which was shut down on Wednesday.

Its Tor-enabled domain name was also seized. 1     

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