Founder of Silk Road Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Ross Ulbricht.
Ross Ulbricht.

Ross Ulbricht, 31, who founded the secretive website Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, a sentence his attorney calls “unreasonable, unjust, unfair.”

Silk Road, which was shutdown by federal officials in 2013, amassed over $187 million while Ulbricht was in charge, primarily through illegal drug sales. Government estimates put the total number of illegal drug transactions that have occurred on Silk Road at $1.2 billion.

Ulbricht was sentenced to two terms of life in prison without parole, in addition to three lesser sentences.

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