By all accounts, a 23-year-old Dutch man named Cornelis Jan Slomp sold more illicit drugs on the Silk Road site than anybody. We’re talking about massive quantities of amphetamine, ecstasy, and cocaine to LSD and everything in between.
But what a lucky man he was Thursday, getting handed a 10-year prison term—a giant break from the 40 years federal sentencing guidelines recommended.
A decade behind bars is a long time. But Slomp got off easy, at least comparatively, because the 31-year-old mastermind behind the Silk Road site, Ross Ulbricht, got a life sentence on Friday.
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