As Ulbricht’s trial unfolded over the last month, one character appeared again and again in the chat logs prosecutors pulled from the laptop seized at the time of Ulbricht’s arrest: a character calling himself Variety Jones, and later, cimon.
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The trial of Ross Ulbricht hinges on proving that Ulbricht is the Dread Pirate Roberts, a shadowy, pseudonymous kingpin who ran the massive online narcotics market known as the Silk Road. But as the case enters its second week, the prosecution wants to prevent Ulbricht’s defense lawyers from mentioning before a jury one potential clue—or red […]
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Long before the Department of Homeland Security set its sights on Ross Ulbricht, the agency had another surprising suspect in mind as the possible creator and administrator of the Silk Road’s massive online drug market: Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of what was then the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox. In response to cross-examination […]
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Defense attorney Joshua Dratel began trial with a surprising admission: that his client Ross Ulbricht was, in fact, the founder of the Silk Road, but was framed by his successor, the Dread Pirate Roberts.
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When Ulbricht’s trial begins Tuesday morning at a federal courthouse in downtown Manhattan, it will be the most significant case of its kind—in many ways the only case of its kind—to reach trial.
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