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Ross William Ulbricht
Man behind Silk Road website sentenced to life in federal prison
Man behind Silk Road website sentenced to life in federal prison

Ross William Ulbricht, the San Francisco man convicted of running an underground website that allowed drug dealers to peddle their wares to countless customers online, will spend the rest of his life in federal prison, a judge ruled Friday. Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison around 4 p.m. Eastern time, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan. His defense attorney, Joshua Dratel, was not immediately available for comment. Ulbricht, who was known to federal agents by his online alias "Dread Pirate Roberts," was convicted in February for allowing more than $180 million in drug deals to take place on Silk Road, an online...

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