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Don’t ask Ross Ulbricht. You’ll have to ask the DEA agents who embezzled money while making unsubstantiated accusations of murder for hire. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/08/stealing-bitcoin...



And those DEA agents are also in prison.


The accusations were quite substantiated, his defense was about as laughable as 'my baby brother did it'.


Ulbricht never presented a defense for the murder-for-hire charge because the charge was dropped and never went to trial. Ulbricht has been sentenced to double-life in prison for all non-violent charges.


This isn't right - his attempted hits directly led to a longer prison sentence and he could have refuted the factual allegations if he had a defense for them.

See page 3/4 and then page 27:

  https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1391926/gov-uscourts-nysd-422824-142-0.pdf




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