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US Jury Finds Silk Road Mastermind Guilty

New York – A New York jury on Wednesday found Ross Ulbricht guilty of masterminding the online criminal enterprise Silk Road, which could see him jailed for the rest of his life.

Ulbricht, 30, amassed a fortune of $18 million from the dark, secretive Silk Road website that conducted more than one million drug deals in nearly three years.

New York – A New York jury on Wednesday found Ross Ulbricht guilty of masterminding the online criminal enterprise Silk Road, which could see him jailed for the rest of his life.

Ulbricht, 30, amassed a fortune of $18 million from the dark, secretive Silk Road website that conducted more than one million drug deals in nearly three years.

His trial was considered a landmark case in the shadowy world of online crime and government surveillance.

Ulbricht had pleaded not guilty to seven charges of narcotics trafficking, criminal enterprise, computer hacking and money laundering.

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