A darkweb fentanyl and fentanyl analogue vendor from Euclid, Ohio, pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl on the Dream darkweb marketplace under the pseudonym “Darkking22.”
Cory Nicholas Skinner aka DoggFood on Dream was sentenced to seven years in prison and four years on supervised release for selling drugs on the Dream darkweb marketplace.
The Alphabay and Hansa vendor known as OlympusXans pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute alprazolam, fentanyl, and cocaine in federal court. He faces ten years in prison and up to a ten million dollar fine.
United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the arrest of NASA contractor Anthony Joseph Culotta, Jr. for possession of child pornography. Investigators caught him after he used a Tor2web proxy on NASA networks.
Murder charges have been filed against the owner of the German darknet forum “Germany in the Deepweb” in connection with the killings in the Munich Olympia shopping center last year.
The NCA announced that a man who had attempted to purchase a hand-grenade on the Alphabay darknet market has received a life sentence for attempting to purchase weaponry with intent to endanger a life.
The Zurich law enforcement announced the arrest of several darknet vendors including Happy-Olaf and two other “top 10 darknet shops for Swiss darknet buyers.”
While investigating darkweb crime in 2017, investigators with the German Federal Criminal Police Office discovered a darknet child abuse forum called “Elysium.” Georg Ungefuk, the Attorney General in Frankfurt, led an investigation into the forum that eventually shuttered it and brought its owners into custody.
A 27-year-old man appeared before the Criminal Court of Caen (Calvados) for trying to sell counterfeit euro notes he had purchased on the darknet.
Russian law enforcement conducted a massive operation against darknet drug trafficking sites. They utilized photo uploading sites and identified more than 20 darknet sites this year. They have seized 118kg of various illegal substances as well.