According to a press release from United States Attorney Scott W Brady, a Florida man pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and carfentanil, along with distribution of methamphetamine and carfentanil. He admitted selling drugs on the alphabay darknet market under the username “Gman19635.”
Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced that Carl Jack Hall, 51, of Asheville, North Carolina, was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Hall used Playpen under the username “Amoura,” according to evidence provided by the FBI.
During the first few days of the hearing at the Limburg District Court, the four men accused of running or moderating the Elysium darknet forum claimed they had no interest in children and that they participated out of technical interest. Some of the defendants made claims that sounded outlandish to both the public and the prosecution.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was joined by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman and other Justice Department officials in Cleveland today to make the announcement, which included, at the time of their arrest in April, the most prolific dark net fentanyl vendor in the United States and the fourth most prolific in the world—MH4Life.
A Grand Junction, Colorado, man was arrested for selling pressed fentanyl pills and pressed alprazolam (Xanax) pills on the darkweb using an undisclosed vendor account on an unknown market.
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.