“xrailTop”, {sz:”300×250″, kws:[], collapse: true});Yesterday a jury convicted Ross Ulbricht on several counts related to drug trafficking, computer hacking, and money laundering. The conviction ended an 11-day trial in which prosecutors laid out how Ulbricht took on an online identity as the “Dread Pirate Roberts,” or DPR, the head honcho of the site.
DPR controlled every aspect of the site, from seller ratings to the rate of the commission he took from every Bitcoin-powered sale. The jury didn’t believe the defense’s case that Ulbricht handed off the site to unnamed “others,” nor the suggestion that the mountain of Silk Road files found on his computer were somehow planted.
Below are some of the exhibits the government used to get their conviction. Links were drawn between evidence on Ulbricht’s computer and on the Silk Road server, which was found and imaged in July 2013.
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