Silk Road Admin Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years Prison

Silk Road Admin Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years Prison

Davis, who worked as a site administrator on Silk Road between June 2013 and October 2, 2013, was then arrested in Ireland in January 2014. He fought extradition in Irish courts but got extradited last year from the Republic of Ireland to the United States. In October 2018, Davis finally pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, “one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics,” a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

However, the United States federal court has now imposed a prison sentence of 78 months on Davis, according to a press release published Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. Besides his prison term, Davis has also been ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $25,000 in fine.

“Davis’s arrest, extradition from Ireland, conviction, and prison sentence should send an unmistakable message: the dark web does not cast shadows long enough to protect criminals from the long arm of the law,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said.

During the shut down of Silk Road in 2013, the FBI also seized Bitcoins (worth about $33.6 million, at the time), which were later sold in a series of auctions by the United States Marshals Service (USMS).

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