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  1. Protesters at Ulbricht's trial

    Silk Road Founder Sentenced to Life

    He’s got a lonely road ahead of him. A judge saddled Ross Ulbricht, the man who founded the massive illegal online drug marketplace Silk Road, with the harshest possible sentence: Life in prison. He’ll also have to pay $183 million restitution, a figure that matches the estimated bitcoin value of Silk Road’s sales of drugs and fake IDs. The 31-year-old Texan will be appealing his sentence — an appeal that will rest on recent disclosures about two Secret Service and DEA agents that allegedly stole millions while investigating Silk Road.

         

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