dearJulius.com Write For Us

Alleged top Silk Road adviser extradited to US to face charges

SHARE:


By Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge

The Silk Road has been defunct for nearly five years after Ross Ulbricht, who founded the dark web staple, was apprehended, arrested, and given a life prison sentence without parole. Now, the US courts have caught up with Roger Clark, Ulbricht’s alleged mentor, adviser, and confidant in all things related to the dark web marketplace. This past Friday, the US Attorney’s office announced Clark’s extradition to the United States to face newly unsealed charges for his role in Silk Road’s operation.

The indictment states that Clark (also known as “Variety Jones,” “VJ,” and “Cimon”) was a “real mentor” to Ulbricht over the course of Silk Road’s operation, and he ran much of the back end of the site. He allegedly hired programmers to maintain and speed up the site, maintained and created rules for the Silk Road community that were meant to inform Ulbricht about the site’s security vulnerabilities, and collected intel on local law enforcement’s efforts to thwart the site, among other things.

silk road screenshot

Clark is also charged with a slew of conspiratorial charges, including narcotics trafficking and money laundering. If convicted, he faces 10 years to life in prison. Clark was arrested and detained by Thai police nearly three years ago. When a reporter for Ars Technica interviewed him there in 2016, he bragged that the Thai police only seized his closed and encrypted laptops, and they could spend decades trying to decrypt those hard drives. He claimed that until they did, they’d have no hard and fast evidence of his crimes.

“They don’t have s*** on me,” he said at the time. “I’m not going [to the US]. It’s an impossible circumstance.”

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Alabama,1,Arizona,1,Barack,1,California,3,Colorado,1,Connecticut,1,Crime,531,Florida,1,Franc,1,Hawaii,8,Illinois,1,Los Angeles,2,Massachusetts,3,Mississippi,1,New York,128,U.S.,1552,Washington,4,
ltr
item
U.S. - U.S. Daily News: Alleged top Silk Road adviser extradited to US to face charges
Alleged top Silk Road adviser extradited to US to face charges
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-luZyFLeOKRE/WyhLGFw-mQI/AAAAAAAAGO8/BFXQ9Yr-zsQE8WruKbYCZmVO2vQ6Ddv7QCLcBGAs/s1600/DailyNews.US.com.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-luZyFLeOKRE/WyhLGFw-mQI/AAAAAAAAGO8/BFXQ9Yr-zsQE8WruKbYCZmVO2vQ6Ddv7QCLcBGAs/s72-c/DailyNews.US.com.jpg
U.S. - U.S. Daily News
https://us.dailynews.us.com/2018/06/alleged-top-silk-road-adviser.html
https://us.dailynews.us.com/
https://us.dailynews.us.com/
https://us.dailynews.us.com/2018/06/alleged-top-silk-road-adviser.html
true
3263844984480124152
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy