America’s great media station CBS is broadcasting a documentary tonight about the demolition of the dark web market on the Silk Road..
With an interview with Julia Vie, ex-girlfriend of the founder of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, who explains that “The fearsome pirate Roberts” was not motivated by moneyto the point that he didn’t even have a car and wasn’t a drug dealer.
In 2015 Ulbricht was found guilty of allegations such as aiding and abetting the distribution of narcotics, trafficking in fraudulent identities and money laundering. in 2015 and received two life sentences of more than 40 years.
It has been requested to be featured in an ongoing campaign that is very popular with some in the crypto community. Defense attorneys state that he should be released because he was a first time criminal and all charges were non-violent in nature.
“”The FBI released: The Dangerous Journey of the Silk RoadThe aim is to bring viewers closer to the FBI investigation that brought the illegal market to a standstill This made Bitcoin known to the public as the main payment method.
In the documentation FBI special agents discuss how the Silk Road was used for all kinds of illegal activities such as selling drugs, weapons, poisons, hacking services, and even discussing contract killings.
Julie Vie says in published excerpts from the documentary that she remembers inventing the name.
“He said something about it […] the silk road in asia […] and how was a huge network […] And that’s exactly what he wanted to do, so he thought it was the perfect name. “
That was added He spent “practically 24/7” on his computer and their relationship collapsed shortly after the start of the Silk Road through Ulbricht. Vie went on to say that she knew it was a little cloudy but had no idea it was that big.
“I think he knew they would catch him and end up being a martyr for their cause.”
FBI agents working on the case cited drug addiction and deaths as the main reasons the government wanted to close the Silk Road.. After several unsuccessful attempts, they finally got lucky due to a “coding error on the website” that eventually led them to Ulbricht.
During the interview Vie declared that Ulbricht was not a drug lord, Add;
“He wasn’t a drug lord at all […] I didn’t even use the money I made […] I mean, most royal needles buy furs and jewelry and live their lives. He didn’t even have a car! “
Last week The U.S. Department of Justice seized Bitcoin and a handful of other cryptocurrencies valued at approximately $ 1 billion from a wallet of the Silk road which had remained intact since 2015.