2nd Circ. Affirms Silk Road Founder's Life Sentence

Law360, New York (May 31, 2017, 4:15 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the conviction and life sentence of the man who founded the Silk Road online black market, at length discussing and rejecting his claims that the case was marred by illegal electronic searches and corrupt agents.

The Second Circuit panel upheld on Wednesday the life sentence of Ross William Ulbricht, depicted here at his sentencing on May 29, 2015. (AP) In the 139-page opinion, the three-judge panel rejected Ross William Ulbricht's arguments including that the government obtained electronic evidence through unconstitutional means and that the trial was unfair because prosecutors held back evidence that two agents...

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