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A 22-year-old Santa Ana man was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for selling counterfeit oxycodone pills on the darkweb under the username “OxyGod” as well as money laundering and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The defendant and two co-conspirators ran a massive drug distribution operation out of an apartment in Newport Beach, California, … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Aug. 26, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Four defendants pleaded guilty to committing a variety of crimes in connection with a massive counterfeit Xanax conspiracy in Georgia that included drug production, darkweb drug trafficking, and an alleged homicide. read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 15, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
A Santa Barbara Film student who had attempted to hire a hitman on the darkweb to kill his stepmother was sentenced to three years in state prison, according to an announcement from the District Attorney. Beau Brigham, 33, was convicted of solicitation of murder at a jury trial last month in San Luis Obispo County. The jury, before returning the … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 11, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
The Portuguese Judicial Police (Polícia Judiciária), with support from Europol, dismantled Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on the darkweb, according to an announcement from Europol. The operation led to seizures and arrests throughout Europe, notably in Portugal, Spain, France, and Germany. The operation resulted in the seizure of more than counterfeit Euros worth more than €1.3 million ($1.4 million). read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 9, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty in Federal court to possession with intent to distribute a variety of drugs through Alphabay, Hansa, Dream Market, and several other darkweb marketplaces. He admitted selling more than $1.5 million worth of drugs over the course of his career. Christopher D. Bania, 26, of Hobart, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to a single charge of possession with … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 12, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
An Australian couple that pleaded guilty to dark web drug trafficking has been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison. The Queensland Police believe the couple was running the largest dark web drug trafficking operation in Queensland. The couple reportedly distributed heroin, amphetamine, and marijuana. Jonathan Grey 43, and Kathleen Ann 48 appeared before Supreme Court Justice James … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 28, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Reports from Slovenia disclosed that German authorities arrested a Slovenian citizen on request of the U.S. government. The accused is suspected of being one of the founders and administrators of the now-defunct Darkode forum that was once described as “the most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world.” He is also accused of authoring and selling a … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 3, 2019, 10:49 a.m.