Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

The Silk Road Trial

Having finally finished reading through this, I commend Ars Technica's coverage of the trial of the Dread Pirate Roberts over the past few weeks. It's fascinating reading, especially if you start from the beginning of the story (the bottom of the page) and go from there.

I confess, early on I was in innocent-until-proven-guilty mode, at least mildly sympathetic to this guy's case, but the prosecution's story as described here seems pretty airtight. (And the defense surprisingly flimsy.) There is a lot of strangeness here, culminating in the final story -- the detailed logs of what purported to be a murder-for-hire scheme, but appears to have been an elaborate scam that ripped off DPR (who seems to have been a somewhat competent engineer but a mediocre criminal) of about a million dollars...
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