October 25, 2020

Accused of trading on Silk Road pleaded guilty. He faces up to 30 years in prison

Hugh 61-year-old Brian Hani, who is considered by the U.S. authorities to be the administrator of the illicit drug provider Pharmville on the darknet market, Silk Road pleaded guilty to two counts, including money laundering. Now he faces up to 30 years in prison.

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Law enforcers seized $ 19 million from Hani and indicted this summer.

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“Darknet drug trafficking does not provide anonymity forever. The Hani case confirms this. ”- said Attorney Jeffrey Berman.

The court is scheduled for February 12, 2020.

Less than a day ago, the prosecutor's office of the Southern DistrictNew York also charged fraud with a certain As Saint Claire. He attracted investment under the IGOBIT token sale, claiming to be supported by the intergovernmental organization World Sports Alliance.

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St. Claire promised investors a guaranteedprofits and a stake in IGOBIT, but, according to investigators, he spent all his money on the luxurious life of his family, including dinners in the fashionable restaurants of Manhattan, airline tickets and online shopping. He faces a prison sentence of 20 years.

Recall, two days earlier in New York, the trial of the lawyer of the alleged OneCoin pyramid Mark Scott started. He is accused of laundering $ 400 million.

Read more about the history of Silk Road here.