Citizen of Ireland, Gary Davis AKA “Libertas”, has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison because of his intentions to revive Silk Road on dark web.
This citizen of Ireland, who was extradited to the US, in July 2018, was originally arrested by Irish police in January 2014.
Back then, when Silk Road was still up, from 2011 to 2013, the site was primarily used to distribute drugs and illegal items worth hundreds of millions of dollars to more than 115,000 customers.
Silk Road as a site, was not only used to distribute illegal stuff and services, but also for money laundering.
Davis confessed in front of US District Judge Jesse M. Furman, who sentenced Davis in October last year.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Davis’s arrest, extradition from Ireland, conviction, and prison sentence should send an unmistakable message: the dark web does not cast shadows long enough to protect criminals from the long arm of the law.”
Silk Road was ran by Ross Ulbricht, AKA Dread Pirate Roberts, who was earlier sentenced to life in prison.
He also had a team of site Admins and Moderators, that were supposed to make the site run and work smooth.
Davis tried both, moderating and also administrating on the website. Apart from other tasks, Davis was responsible for customer support and troubleshooting mostly through account issues.
Later, after US government shut down Silk Road in late 2013, it’s substitute Silk Road 2.0 emerged.