According to the Lei Feng
network previously reported, the Silk Road of illegal goods trading website "dark network based" (Silk Road) founder Ross · William · Ubu Leigh F (Ross William Ulbricht) was sentenced to life imprisonment. Due to the sentence, Ubu Leigh F local time on Thursday officially to the federal court of appeal (New York second) submitted an appeal against conviction.
"Silk Road" was founded in 2011, in the dark, buyers can register free of charge, but the seller must buy a new account to trade. The site uses a virtual currency bitcoin transactions, the exchange rate is pegged to the dollar. Consumers can use bitcoins to buy a lot of illegal goods on the Internet, such as drugs, weapons and passports.
Ubu Leigh F on the dark line of ID as "Roberts Roberts" (Dread Pirate), was arrested in San Francisco Public Library in October 2013. According to the criminal charges against Ubu Leigh F said, "the Silk Road" since its inception has received more than $1 billion 200 million in sales, and brought $80 million in commissions for the operators. Then the police launched a large-scale clean-up of dark network in November last year, the destruction of the Silk Road 2, closed 400 anonymous sites, and arrested 17 people including 26 year old Silk Road 2 operators Blake, Benthall.
before the sentencing, Ulbricht had made a 20 minute statement, asking the judge lenient. He claims that he has changed, no longer the man who created the Silk Road, he has become more mature, more sensible and more modest. However, judge Katherine Forrest still gave Ulbricht the most severe punishment: life imprisonment. It seems that the dark net drug ringleader came to this world in parallel, also have to comply with the rules of this world.
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U.S. media published Ubricht submitted documents
appeal against conviction