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Alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0 arrested, faces narcotics charges

Grant Gross | Nov. 7, 2014
The 26-year-old was arrested Wednesday in San Francisco and faces multiple charges in New York.

Benthall, a resident of San Francisco, is charged with one count of conspiring to commit narcotics trafficking, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. He also faces charges of one count of conspiring to commit computer hacking, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison; one count of conspiring to traffic in fraudulent identification documents, 15 years in prison; and one count of money laundering conspiracy, 20 years in prison.

 

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