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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 »

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 »

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 »

Wealthy Drug Dealer Sentenced to Community Service and Rehab

A wealthy drug dealer from Brighton responsible for the death of one of his clients received a suspended sentence and community service instead of a custodial sentence at a recent hearing at Lewes Crown Court. Daniel Lewis, 30, sold drugs out of his Chichester Terrace home until one of his clients—while high on a cocktail of illegal substances—fell to her ... 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 »

Playpen Member Sentenced to Prison, Plans to Appeal with a “Brain Scan”

An Ohio man was sentenced to federal prison for almost 20 years for downloading close to 900 pictures from the darkweb child abuse forum “Playpen.” The man was caught during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into members of the forum in 2014 and 2015. Despite the evidence produced by prosecutors, the man’s family, friends, and girlfriend have argued that ... 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 »

University Student Sentenced to 6 Years After Purchasing a Pistol Over the Dark Web

A university student was sentenced to over six years by Judge Roderick Henderson of Birmingham Crown Court, after he pleaded guilty to the charges of attempted possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted firearm and possession of articles of fraud. The charges against 23-year-old Assan Hussain stemmed from his failed attempt of importing an automatic pistol and 50 rounds ... Read More »

Italian Mafia Brussels Leader Sentenced to 132 Months in Prison

During a hearing in late September, the leader of an international darkweb drug trafficking syndicate was sentenced to 11 years in prison for importing ecstasy in massive quantities and conspiring with others to launder money in the United States. The convicted drug dealer, according to the Department of Justice, led an ecstasy and amphetamine trafficking organization that shipped kilograms of ... Read More »

Canadian Bus Driver Sentenced to 39 Months for Sharing Child Pornography

During a recent hearing in a Canadian courtroom, Justice Allan Maclure sentenced a former member of the darkweb child abuse forum “Childs Play” to prison for 39 months. The man, a former school bus driver from London, had pleaded guilty to possessing, distributing, or creating child pornography at an earlier court appearance. The convicted pedophile received a significantly shorter prison ... Read More »

Major Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 170 Months in Prison in New Jersey

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, in a statement to the press, announced that a New Jersey man had been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison and another five years on federal supervision for multiple heroin trafficking crimes including distribution of more than 30 kilograms of heroin. The convicted drug dealer also faces charges in ... Read More »

Darkweb Firearm Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

In late September, a U.S. District Judge in California sentenced a darkweb firearm supplier to five years in prison for unlawfully dealing and manufacturing firearms. The gun dealer signed a plea agreement in June that dropped a second firearm charge in exchange for the plea. U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Michael Paul Grisham Smith, 44, to five ... Read More »