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Prosecutors Don’t Want A Jury To See My Interview With Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts

Prosecutors Don’t Want A Jury To See My Interview With Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts

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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DHS Believed Mt. Gox CEO Might Have Been Silk Road’s Secret Mastermind

DHS Believed Mt. Gox CEO Might Have Been Silk Road’s Secret Mastermind

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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