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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 »

FBI: Former GOP Candidate Used the Darkweb to Buy Lethal Substance

In March, a former congressional candidate who unsuccessfully challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan for the Republican nomination allegedly searched for the supplier of a radioactive substance on a darkweb market. On October 25, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the man for attempting to possess radioactive material with intent to cause death. Jeremy Ryan, 30, is a prominent protestor in ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced for Buying Drugs on the Darkweb from Rehab

A judge at the District Court of Konstanz sentenced a drug dealer to three years in prison for assorted drug crimes including selling drugs, buying them on the darkweb, having them shipped to a friend’s house, and using drugs himself. The person who received his packages was also sentenced but instead of prison time, she was fined 900 euros. In ... Read More »

UK Judge Sentences Two Darkweb Drug Importers to Rehab

Two men who had ordered marijuana from a darkweb market vendor avoided incarceration at a recent sentencing hearing in Swindon, England. Both convicted drug importers were told their non-custodial sentences were “last chances” at living a life free of drug use and distribution. In December 2016, the United Kingdom’s Border Force intercepted a package containing more than $3,000 worth of ... Read More »

Two Brothers Sentenced in Germany for Selling Ecstasy on the Darkweb

An international investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and several law enforcement agencies in the Czech Republic aided in the conviction and sentencing of two brothers from Baden-Württemberg who had been selling drugs on a darkweb marketplace hosted in the Czech Republic. In 2014, the Kriminalpolizei in Lörrach, Germany, arrested two brothers for suspected drug dealing on ... Read More »

Alleged Admin of a Child Abuse Forum on the Darkweb Arrested in France

A joint operation between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and other international law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of a man living in France who had been operating a child abuse forum on the darkweb, a prosecutor in France confirmed. Prior to the investigation conducted by international law enforcement agencies, the man had been living a quiet life ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Germany

No less than one week ago after being found guilty of operating a successful darkweb drug trafficking operation, a 33-year-old from the district of Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen in Bavaria was sentenced to eight years in prison during a sentencing hearing at the Ansbach District Court. Over the course of roughly one year, the convicted drug dealer sold more than 30 kilograms of ... Read More »

Judge Acquitted Teen Who Admitted Buying Fake Euros on the Darkweb

In a hearing at the Waiblinger District Court, a judge acquitted two young men who had been accused of purchasing counterfeit euro notes on the darkweb and using them throughout Germany. Even though one of the suspects admitted purchasing counterfeit eyes with Bitcoin, a conviction would have hindered a parallel investigation into the source of counterfeit euros in Stuttgart, the ... Read More »

Colorado Man Arrested for Buying Drugs on the Darkweb to Sell Locally

A Colorado man has allegedly been buying dozens of different types of drugs from darkweb marketplaces and reselling the drugs to local customers, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by a local news outlet. Federal law enforcement officers and state police arrested the man on October 16 for committing at least 12 drug crimes. James Daniel Kavanagh, a 50-year-old from ... Read More »

German Couple Accused of Selling Ecstasy and Cocaine on the Darkweb

A 33-year-old living in Bavaria sold a massive amount of amphetamine, hashish, LSD, and ecstasy pills through a darkweb marketplace, the Ansbach Public Prosecutor said during a recent hearing. The man, known to the public as “Holger K.,” faces drug trafficking charges listed in an indictment that consisted of four pages worth of drug crimes. His wife has also been ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Trafficker Helped Police Catch Three Co-Conspirators in Germany

In August 2018, a judge at the Regional Court in Münster sentenced a 47-year-old man from Enschede to 45 months in prison for drug crimes connected to a darkweb vendor named “Johnny Cash.” The drug dealer negotiated the relatively short sentence by providing the police with information on his co-conspirators and customers. Less than one month after the drug trafficker’s ... Read More »

Trial Begins for Men Accused of Buying Glocks from a Cop on the Darkweb

The trial for two Co Antrim men accused of attempting to purchase a Glock on the darkweb began in October at Belfast Crown Court. At the first appearance, the court heard how both suspects had interacted with an undercover police officer and discussed their plans over WhatsApp before getting arrested during the “gun deal.” The Police Service of Northern Ireland ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer “OxyMonster” Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The darkweb drug vendor OxyMonster was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a Florida courtroom in early October. The court heard that OxyMonster both sold controlled substances on several darkweb markets and worked as a senior staff member on one of the most popular markets in existence. Gal Vallerius, a 36-year-old French national who had entered the United States ... Read More »

France: Another Ex-Cop Caught Buying a Gun on the Darkweb

In France, a former police officer was recently indicted for allegedly purchasing a firearm and ammunition from a source on the darkweb. Although the arrest occurred in France, United States law enforcement had identified the suspect before the package containing a firearm had even left the United States. Like a recently sentenced ex-cop from Ireland who had purchased a pistol ... Read More »