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.
NASA Contractor Used a Tor2Web Proxy to Download Child Porn
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.
Press Release: Murder Charges Added to the "Germany in the Deepweb" Case
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.
Life Sentence for Alphabay Grenade Buyer
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.
Zurich Police Bust Dream Vendor "Happy-Olaf"
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.”
Elysium Owner Caught After Leaking IP Address
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.
German Man Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros
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.
Trappy Sentenced to Almost Four Years in Prison
Ronald L. Wheeler III, a/k/a Trappy, has been sentenced for conspiracy to commit access device fraud while working as a public relations specialist for the Dark Web Marketplace AlphaBay.
Final Suspect Admits Guilt in Tabooless Abuse Case
The final defendant in the Staufen/Freiburg child abuse case involving members of Tabooless Chat has pleaded guilty to several counts of rape. He admitted he had “inflicted great suffering on the ten-year-old boy that members of a darknet chatroom paid to abuse.
Tabooless/Staufen Case: Main Defendants Sentenced
The “stepfather” of the sexually assaulted nine-year-old boy played the long game in the Staufen child abuse case that made mainstream headlines after German police ended Tabooless Chat—a darknet chatroom used by many of the offenders.