The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace,sentenced to life in prison without parole
By Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
(Free Ross Ulbricht) Ross Ulbricht.
The convicted mastermind behind the world’s largest online narcotics emporium has been sentenced by a federal judge to two terms of life in prison and three lesser sentences, USA Todayreports.
(Screenshot) Parents of drug-overdose victims reportedly spoke before sentencing, and Ulbricht started crying as he apologized.
(AP Photo/Elizabeth Wlliams) Defendant Ross William Ulbricht in a courtroom photo.
While Ulbricht’s defense attorney, Joshua Dratel, never denied that Ulbricht had founded Silk Road,he argued that Ulbricht left the site at its peak for quite some time and only rejoined right before his arrest.
(Free Ross Ulbricht) Ulbricht with his mother and sister in San Francisco.