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  • Silk Road drug dealer gets six years prison

    Silk Road drug dealer gets six years prison
    A federal judge imposed a six-year sentence Friday on Jacob Theodore George IV, who sold heroin on the online drug bazaar Silk Road. George, 33, an Edgewood man with a history of arrests, drug abuse and mental health problems, apologized to the judge. He...
  • Fall of online drug bazaar began with tip in Maryland

    Fall of online drug bazaar began with tip in Maryland
    As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar -- a major cocaine dealer, perhaps.  Message boards on Silk Road -- the world's most popular online drug...
  • Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

    Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin
    Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin. The untraceable currency is...
  • In Silk Road case, feds still won't say how they found servers

    In Silk Road case, feds still won't say how they found servers
    As details continue to emerge about the two year-investigation into Ross William Ulbricht, an unassuming 29-year-old and alleged founder of the massive online drug market Silk Road, one important piece of information remains cloaked in shadow: How did the...
  • Fall of online drug bazaar Silk Road began with tip to Md. agents

    Fall of online drug bazaar Silk Road began with tip to Md. agents
    As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar — a major cocaine dealer, perhaps. Message boards on Silk Road — the world's most popular online...
  • Silk Road employee pleads guilty in Maryland

    Silk Road employee pleads guilty in Maryland
    An administrator with wide-ranging access to the supposedly secret transactions on the Silk Road online market pleaded guilty to a drug charge Thursday in Baltimore after he was caught in a federal sting in January. Curtis Clark Green, 47, was unmasked...
  • Silk Road drug dealer pleads guilty

    Silk Road drug dealer pleads guilty
    An Edgewood drug dealer pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to supplying customers around the world through the Silk Road online marketplace. Jacob Theodore George IV, 32, admitted to agents with the Department of Homeland Security in January 2012...
  • Maryland man charged in Silk Road drug marketplace case

    A Maryland man has been charged in U.S. District Court with selling drugs on the massive online black market Silk Road, which was shut down earlier this month by federal authorities.  Court documents filed on Monday charge Jacob Theodore George IV, 32,...
  • Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet

    Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet
    The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library. Within hours, though, many...
  • Bitcoin promoter pleads guilty to unlicensed use of currency

    Bitcoin promoter pleads guilty to unlicensed use of currency
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who helped to promote bitcoin wants to remain in the business despite pleading guilty Thursday to indirectly helping send more than $1 million in the digital currency to users of the illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his...
  • U.S. Marshals to auction bitcoin seized in raid on Silk Road market

    U.S. Marshals to auction bitcoin seized in raid on Silk Road market
    The U.S. government plans to auction about 30,000 bitcoin, the electronic currency, valued at about $17.4 million, on June 27 the U.S. Marshals Service said. The bitcoin were seized during an FBI raid in October on the Internet marketplace Silk Road,...
  • Indictment in Silk Road case

    Indictment in Silk Road case
    Ross William Ulbricht was indicted Tuesday on charges that he operated the billion-dollar Silk Road website where customers used Bitcoins to buy and sell drugs. The indictment for Ulbricht, 29, who authorities said was known by his Internet moniker...