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Illinois Judge Considers Suppressing Evidence in a Darkweb “Murder-for-Hire” Case

New evidence was unveiled during an evidence suppression hearing for an Illinois woman who admitted using a darkweb “murder-for-hire” site to have her former lover’s wife murdered. During the hearing, the court heard the specific details of the defendant’s message to the person she had hired to kill the wife of the man with whom she had been involved. Tina ... Read More »

Dublin Man Sentenced to Prison in Alphabay Explosives Case

A Dublin man was sentenced to five years in prison for membership of an unlawful organization in connection with an Alphabay explosives case. Both of his co-defendants, at an earlier court appearance, were found not guilty of the same charge and ultimately left the courtroom as free men. Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy of the Special Criminal Court sentenced Jonathan Hawthorn, ... Read More »

Another Drug Smuggler Arrested in “Johnny Cash” Case in Germany

In the ongoing case against drug smugglers connected to the darkweb vendor “Johnny Cash,” German law enforcement officers have arrested yet another suspect with assistance from a co-conspirator who became an informant after his arrest. Police have arrested nearly a dozen suspects using only the information provided by the informant. The suspect, a 26-year-old from the Netherlands with a residence ... Read More »

High Court Judge Dismisses All Charges in New Zealand Drug Importation Case

An Auckland High Court judge dismissed all drug charges against a member of a prominent wine-making family after ruling that a conviction would unfairly impact the man’s future and career in the wine industry. A New Zealand court had already convicted and sentenced the once-successful businessman after he admitted ordering at ketamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine from a vendor on an ... Read More »

Charges Dropped Against Teen in Bavarian Ecstasy Trafficking Case

Earlier this year, a Neuburg man was arrested and accused of ordering more than 250 ecstasy pills from a vendor on the darkweb after a package of ecstasy was investigated by German law enforcement. However, the intended recipient denied ordering any drugs. Due to a lack of incriminating evidence, the judge at a recent hearing at Bavarian District Court terminated ... Read More »

Dream Vendor “TheDrugLlama” Investigated in Fatal Overdose Case

While awaiting extradition to the Southern District of Illinois for allegedly selling more than 50,000 fentanyl pills on a darkweb market, a San Diego, California, woman found herself at the center of several fatal overdose cases in the same county. One case, in particular, has attracted media attention as one of the faces of the so-called ”opioid crisis” in San ... Read More »

Pedophile Avoids Jail in Darkweb Child and Animal Abuse Case

After a jury at Worcester Crown Court found a local pedophile guilty of three counts of producing child abuse images and one count of possession of an “extreme pornagraphic” picture depicting the abuse of an animal, a recorder sentenced the man to a two-year suspended sentence. The man had downloaded an unknown number of explicit pictures involving children from the ... Read More »

Judge Orders Evidence Suppression Hearing in “Fentmaster” Case

A federal judge in New York, following a motion to suppress evidence filed by the attorney of an alleged dark web vendor, scheduled a pretrial suppression hearing that could drastically change the outcome of the case. Court documents revealed that federal investigators may have ignored the suspected drug dealer’s requests for an attorney during an interrogation that led to an ... Read More »

OxyGod Case Update: Two Suspects Enter Guilty Pleas

The case against the Dream fenantly vendor “OxyGod” changed course in late August after two defendants entered sealed plea agreements, leaving the primary defendant in somewhat of a precarious position. Judge James V. Selna of the Central District of California sealed the plea agreements, transcripts, and all related documents of both co-defendants in the OxyGod drug distribution case. The primary ... Read More »

Ohio Man Admits Downloading Child Pornography in Playpen Case

One of the five men arrested in southern Ohio as part of a Federal Bureau of Investigation operation that targeted members of a dark web child abuse forum pleaded guilty to the receipt and possession of child pornography. The man, a 34-year-old from Fairfield, Ohio, fought the government at every possible turn, making this case one of the lengthiest cases ... Read More »

New Murder Charges Filed in German Dark Web Forum Case

In connection with the so-called “Munich massacre,” the Mannheim public prosecutor’s office has charged the alleged owner and operator of a German dark web forum with nine counts of negligent murder and five counts of negligent assault. These charges are being pursued alongside the previously filed 29 counts of intentional illicit drug trafficking and four counts of illegal drug possession. ... Read More »

One Found Guilty in Alphabay Explosives Case

Two men have been found not guilty In the case of three suspected Irish Republican Army (IRA) members who had allegedly purchased explosives, a firearm, and ammunition on the Alphabay dark web marketplace. The Federal Bureau of Investigation delivered the case to the Gardaí after an Alphabay user had purchased the weapons from an undercover FBI agent. Gardaí performed a ... Read More »

Seventh Man Admits Guilt in the Freiburg Abuse Case

A 33-year-old man from Spain—the seventh suspected child abuser in the Freiburg abuse case—admitted his role in the child abuse linked to the darknet chatroom “Tabooless Chat” and the darknet child abuse forum “Elysium.” The man will be the last defendant on trial in this case until the mother of the victim and her partner receive final prison sentences and ... Read More »

Cop Gets Probation in Child Abuse Case Linked to Darknet Forum

Homeland Security Investigations, Interpol, and the Colorado Internet Crimes against Children Task Force conducted an investigation into a former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy who had sexually assaulted a child, taken pictures of the abuse, and described the sexual assault on a darknet child abuse forum. The case has drawn attention from the media due, in part, to the convicted ... Read More »