Silk Road Vendor "Pharmville" Charged for Laundering $19 Million in Bitcoin

Hugh Brian Haney, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on July 18, sold oxycodone and other substances on the Silk Road marketplace in 2011 and 2012. When Haney attempted to cash out $19 million in bitcoin through an exchange, the exchange froze his account. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated and identified the Silk Road as the source of Haney’s bitcoin.

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Oregon Darkweb Vendor Sentenced to 86 Months in Prison

A darkweb vendor from Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 86 months in prison and another 36 months of supervised release for selling ecstasy on the darkweb marketplace Alphabay. The vendor, a millionaire on post-prison supervision, was caught after law enforcement found 100 grams of heroin during a routine house search.

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