The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Hugh Brian Haney had admitted laundering more than $19 million worth of drug money earned by selling controlled substances through Silk Road. According to court documents, Haney operated a vendor account under the username “Pharmville.”
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DEA Warns of "Mass Quantities" of Counterfeit Pills Made with Fentanyl
In an official statement, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned that 27 percent of the pills seized between January and March of this year contained fentanyl. According to the DEA, Mexican cartels are manufacturing these counterfeit pills and distributing them throughout the United States.
San Diego Woman Admits Selling Fentanyl on the Darkweb
Melissa Scanlan, 32, admitted her role in a darkweb drug distribution conspiracy where she had operated a darkweb vendor account under the name “The Drug Llama.” She pleaded guilty to ten felonies in connection with the role she had played in the drug distribution operation.
Darkweb Vendor "Chemsusa" Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Luis Fernandez, one of two co-conspirators convicted of selling carfentanil and other opioids through the “Chemsusa” darkweb vendor account, was sentenced to 151 months in prison. During sentencing, the court heard that Fernandez was responsible for “shipping death” to hundreds of customers throughout the United States.
Dark.Fail Introduces New Guidelines for Market Admins
In an effort to cut down on the use of phishing links and to simplify the verification of mirror addresses for darkweb marketplaces, Dark.fail issued new listing guidelines detailing the requirements for a verified status on Dark.fail. The new guidelines give markets one month to comply.
Convicted Darkweb Vendor to Forfeit $150K in Bitcoin
A United States judge ordered Christopher Bania, a recently convicted darkweb dealer who admitted selling a variety of drugs on Alphabay, Hansa, Dream Market, and others, to forfeit more than $150,000 in Bitcoin.
NCIDE Task Force Identified Another Darkweb Vendor
The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force, a task force with an active presence on darkweb forums and marketplaces, reportedly identified yet another darkweb vendor. The task force, after identifying some darkweb vendors, adds the vendor’s name to the “Identified Vendors” list on the task force’s onion service.
BBC News is Now Available Over Tor
The BBC launched a Tor version of its international news website in an attempt to thwart censorship in regions where access to the BBC News website is blocked or limited. The onion service provides access to the BBC’s international news website and includes several foreign language services.