NEW YORK—Once they got the chance, it took prosecutors less than a minute to point the finger—literally—at Ross Ulbricht.
The jury of six men and six women were assembled in Manhattan’s federal courthouse to hear a story about a “dark and secret part of the Internet,” government lawyer Timothy Howard explained. The story was about “a website called Silk Road, where anybody, anywhere could buy and sell dangerous drugs with the click of a mouse.”
“That man,” Howard said, turning to look straight at Ulbricht and extending his arm towards him. “The defendant—Ross Ulbricht—he was the kingpin of this criminal empire.”
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