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    Silk Road website 'founder' indicted in US

    Silk Road website 'founder' indicted in US

    A US man has been indicted on charges he was the mastermind behind a website that brokered more than $US1 billion ($A1.15 billion) in transactions for illegal drugs and services.

    An indictment unsealed in New York on Tuesday charges Ross William Ulbricht with drug trafficking, computer hacking, money laundering and other counts.

    A lawyer for Ulbricht, Joshua Dratel, said his client would plead not guilty on Friday.

    "The indictment was expected and does not contain any new factual allegations," Dratel said in a statement.

    The 29-year-old Ulbricht was arrested late last year.

    Authorities say he operated the Silk Road website under the name "Dread Pirate Roberts".

    The website allowed users to anonymously browse nearly 13,000 listings.

    Authorities say the categories included "Cannabis," "Psychedelics" and "Stimulants".

    Purchases were made using the virtual currency Bitcoin.

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    Extra KingPin charge was added later on top, makes his minimum jail term if proven guilty 30 years

    Alleged Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Hit With 'Kingpin' Charge, Another 20 Years Minimum Prison Time - Forbes

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    Spotted this article in Costa Rica, which made me think that Costa-Ricans are secretly proud to be linked to huge
    kingpins such as Arthur Budovsky (Liberty Reserve) and Ross Ulbricht (SilkRoad)

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    recently described Ulbricht’s younger years in Costa Rica as idyllic: Surfing, smoking marijuana on the beach, playing with monkeys, and learning yoga. He would later become a boy scout and devoted reader of comic books. As an adult, Ulbricht completed graduate studies in engineering through academic scholarship programs, enjoyed hallucinogenic drugs as well as Eastern philosophy, Libertarian politics, and drum circles.
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    :)

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    Ulbricht has significant ties abroad. His parents own property and hold bank accounts in Costa Rica, and they live there for half the year. He also has undertaken recent foreign travel […] traveling to Costa Rica from May to June 2012.
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    It is interesting to note that the ties Ulbricht and Budovsky have to Costa Rica belie the general lack of interest by Ticos in virtual currencies, including Dogecoin. The arrests and indictments against Budovsky and Ulbricht will certainly not help to advance virtual currency use in Costa Rica, especially not when New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. writes long pieces published by the Associated Press that demonize virtual currencies as being inductive to crime
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    URL: How Drugs and Virtual Currencies Intersect in Costa Rica

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    Re: Silk Road website 'founder' indicted in US

    documentary about this coming:

    Deep Web (2015) - IMDb

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