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,
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