SILK ROAD: Internet drug and murder scheme had Maryland “hit man”

FEDS:Bit-coin drug dealer paid “hit man” to kill his ex-employee, later stated that he wished more people had “integrity”….wired blood money from Australia to Capitol One Bank in Washington, D.C.
FROM FORBES Feds Allege Silk Road’s Boss Paid For Murders Of Both A Witness And A Blackmailer
COURT FILING IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN MARYLAND

SILK ROAD where you can buy any drug imaginable

— When I interviewed the Dread Pirate Roberts, the persona behind the anonymous black market drug website known as Silk Road, he described his narcotics bazaar as a victimless libertarian experiment. But criminal complaints against Ross William Ulbricht, the 29-year-old entrepreneur who allegedly wore that pirate’s mask, now claim that he was also willing to leave a few bodies in his wake.

In two separate sets of charges released Wednesday following the seizure of the Silk Road’s domain and servers, federal prosecutors accused Ulbricht of not only conspiracies to sell drugs and launder money, but also of paying hitmen for the murder of two individuals, one who is described as attempting to blackmail Ulbricht after hacking a Silk Road vendor and learning the identities of thousands of the site’s users, and another employee of the Silk Road who Ulbricht allegedly feared might reveal him to law enforcement.

“DPR’s communications reveal that he has taken it upon himself to police threats to the site from scammers and extortionists,” reads an affidavit from FBI agent Christopher Tarbell, “and has demonstrated a willingness to use violence in doing so.”
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