Judge Makes Example Of Silk Road Founder With Life Sentence
The founder of online black market Silk Road is currently facing life behind bars after he was convicted on drug-related charges.By Ben Lawson | May 29, 2015
Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison Friday for his involvement in running the online black market Silk Road.
Ulbricht wasn't technically the one supplying the illegal products being sold on Silk Road. He hosted the website on the dark web, a part of the Internet that requires special software, such as Tor, to access.
The site, which was the subject of the documentary "Deep Web," was basically black market eBay with individuals posting illegal products such as fake IDs, drugs and computer-hacking programs.