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Silk Road mastermind Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Joab Jackson | June 2, 2015
The creator and chief operator of the Silk Road has been sentenced to two life sentences in jail for running the online drug marketplace, which federal prosecutors estimated facilitated the sales of more than US$213 million worth of drugs and other unlawful goods between 2011 and 2013.

Ulbricht also faces a separate set Silk Road-related charges from federal prosecutors, to be heard in Maryland federal court, involving murder-for-hire and additional drug distribution allegations.

 

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