Published on July 9th, 2019 📆 | 4389 Views ⚑0
Silk Road Sequel Leads To California Arrest – CBS New York
Blake Benthall, 26, faces a conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking count that carries a potential penalty of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. He also faces related charges after his arrest in San Francisco on Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that Benthall created “Silk Road 2.0,” a “nearly identical criminal enterprise” website, about five weeks after the government shut down the original version last year. Authorities said the original site generated more than $1 billion in illicit business since 2011.