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The man thought to be behind the Silk Road drug bazaar has been indicted in a New York district court, and charged with narcotics conspiracy, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprises, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and money laundering conspiracy. The charges against Ross William Ulbricht were announced by Preet …

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Those charges are severe.

Looks like they're setting him up for a RICO prosecution and that dramatically lowers a number of usual hurdles to conviction.

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Re: Those charges are severe.

yes indeed.

"charged with narcotics conspiracy, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprises, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and money laundering conspiracy."

He'll get about a billion years for that lot!

They'll probly give a standard life sentence for each entry in his transaction logs :)

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