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Fraudster Sentenced for Stolen ID Shopping Spree

A suspicious invoice for a limited edition rum worth almost $2,000 started an investigation that led to the arrest and recent sentencing of a man from Lucerne, Switzerland for several charges of identity theft and fraud. The man, investigators discovered as they investigated a trail of identity thefts and fake identities, had been purchasing stolen identities on the darknet as ... Read More »

Bitcoin Trader ‘Bitcoin Maven” Sentenced to Federal Prison

United States District Judge Manuel L. Real of the Central District of California sentenced the so-called “Bitcoin Maven” to one year in prison for illegally laundering bitcoin. In order to enforce a prison stay, Judge Real sentenced convicted the money launderer to 12 months and a single day, forcing prison time instead of jail time. Theresa Lynn Tetley, 50, worked ... Read More »

Man Sentenced After Losing USB Drive Filled with Child Porn

The Court of Créteil, on July 11, sentenced a 34-year-old Frenchman for downloading hundreds of pictures and videos of child abuse from darknet forums and imageboards. The man, according to the court, had an interest in children as young as six. Although the investigation had yielded all the evidence needed for a harsh punishment, the court sentenced the man to ... Read More »

Missouri Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Selling THC Analogues

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Missouri, a St. Peter’s man was more than 15 years in prison for his role in distributing controlled substance analogues to suppliers across the United States. According to the announcement, Charles Wolfe, 57, participated in a large-scale analogue trafficking operation involving at least six co-conspirators who ... Read More »

Las Vegas Man Sentenced for More than 100K Oxycodone Pills

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentencing of a Las Vegas, Nevada, man for his role in a national oxycodone trafficking operation that resulted in the distribution of 100,000 oxycodone pills in and around Memphis. The investigation into the man’s role in pill distribution in other states is ongoing and, as a result, ... Read More »

NC Man Sentenced for Downloading Child Abuse Pictures

Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, announced that a man from Snow Camp, North Carolina, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for possessing “child pornography.” According to the announcement, federal authorities caught the man downloading illegal photos and videos from the darknet in 2017. According to court documents filed by the U.S. ... Read More »

Another Man Sentenced in the Staufen Abuse Case

In a court in the southwestern German town of Staufen, a 44-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempting to rape and torture the child of two pedophiles he had met on many darknet child abuse sites. The man, not aware that the boy’s mother and partner had been arrested, talked online with undercover police agents who ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Sharing Child Abuse Pictures with a Friend

Several weeks ago, a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court sentenced a “persistent sex offender” to 12 months in prison for possessing and sharing child abuse images. After the man, Nicholas Charles Walker turned himself into the police, he named Richard James Eckl as the supplier of the images found on the USB drives at his house. In turn, police in ... Read More »

London Doctor Sentenced for Selling Drugs on the Darknet

On June 22, Judge Patrick Thompson of the Chester Crown Court sentenced a London doctor to four years and eight months in prison for selling drugs on the darknet. The doctor, Dr. Tim Kerr, 28, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, one count of importing illegal substances, and one count of conspiracy ... Read More »

German Judge Sentenced a Hansa Vendor to Two Years

At Ludwigsburg District Court, Judge Franziska Scheffel sentenced a 23-year-old darknet drug vendor to a suspended sentence of two years. At a previous court appearance, the court convicted the young man of the commercial trade of illegal narcotics and drug possession. According to information revealed in the courtroom, the man had been selling cocaine on the now-defunct Hansa market. The ... Read More »

French Drug Dealers Sentenced Following a Vendor Bust in Germany

As part of an investigation that began in January 2017, French police raided the home of suspected darknet drug dealers in the French towns of Grosbliederstroff and Sarreguemines. The investigation began with a German darknet vendor by German authorities. The trail led to a drug reseller in France and a customer of the reseller. The defendants in France have now ... Read More »

“Publicity Stunt” Kidnapper Sentenced to 201 Months in Prison

An Italian court sentenced Lukasz Herba to 16 years and nine months in prison for kidnapping former Instagram model Chloe Ayling in Milan, Italy. The Polish man, according to Ayling’s statements, had lured her to Italy for a nonexistent photoshoot and then kidnapped her. Herba, along with other assailants, told her they worked as hitmen and mercenaries for a human ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught in Homeland Security Operation Sentenced to Prison

According to an announcement from John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, a district court judge sentenced a Connecticut, man to five years in prison for possessing hundreds of pictures and videos that depicted child abuse. The defendant, a 61-year-old from Shelton, Connecticut, named Michael Hull, had been downloading child abuse material on the darknet when ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to Probation for Ordering Drugs from the Darknet

At the Feldkirch Regional Court, a 36-year-old eligible for probation faced a panel of judges for sentencing in his second drug importation case within two years. Officials recognized that the defendant had been struggling with amphetamine addiction and that he had been making an effort to end his use of illegal substances. The court acted “with mercy” and sentenced the ... Read More »