A 34-year-old man has admitted in federal court to manufacturing thousands of knock-off Xanax pills in the basement of his parents’ Sparks home, and selling them for millions of dollars on a dark corner of the internet. He called himself “Xanaxman.”
Details of the plea agreement between the government and Carl Force of Baltimore, Maryland, were not disclosed in court documents filed this week. A call to Force's attorney, Ivan Bates, was not immediately returned.
A former Secret Service agent will plead guilty to charges connected with the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into online drug bazaar Silk Road, federal prosecutors said.
A federal judge on Thursday ordered a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent charged with enriching himself while investigating an online drug marketplace to be detained pending trial, after prosecutors called him a flight risk and danger to the community.
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.
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 FBI find the organization's servers?
A federal judge in Manhattan denied bail to Ross Ulbricht after federal prosecutors alleged that he ordered the murders of six people this year to protect his position as the operator of the sprawling online drug market Silk Road.
An administrator with wide ranging access to the supposedly secret transactions on the Silk Road online market pleaded guilty to a drug charge Thursday after being caught in a federal sting in January.
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.