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1 US: Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In PrisonSat, 30 May 2015
Source:Wall Street Journal (US) Author:Hong, Nicole Area:United States Lines:123 Added:06/01/2015

Ulbricht Was Convicted of Running Underground Online Drug Bazaar

Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison for running the underground online drug bazaar, signaling the government's seriousness in combating Internet crimes.

The punishment is a heavy price to pay for the 31-year-old, who had pleaded with the judge to spare him his old age and "leave a small light at the end of the tunnel."

The sentence by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest followed an emotional three-hour hearing. Judge Forrest said she spent more than 100 hours grappling with the sentence, calling the decision "very, very difficult."

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