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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

4 years ago|1.9M views
Ross Ulbricht, the man known for running the underground marketplace for drugs Silk Road, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison in a New York federal court.
Ulbricht, known by his pseudonym "Dread Pirate Roberts" on the site, built Silk Road into an empire. Authorities made over 60 undercover drug purchases on the site between November 2011 and November 2013. He delivered a tearful plea to the judge for leniency in the courtroom prior to the sentencing, and said he was a "different person.