Mealey's IP/Tech - Judge Won't Dismiss Hacking, Conspiracy Counts Against Online Black Market Creator

Mealey's IP/Tech - Judge Won't Dismiss Hacking, Conspiracy Counts Against Online Black Market Creator

NEW YORK - Because a defendant intentionally designed and operated his "Silk Road" website "for the purpose of facilitating unlawful transactions," he can be found guilty of criminal conspiracy, a New York federal judge ruled July 9, denying the defendant's motion to dismiss a four-count indictment against him in what she called a case of first impression (United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht, No. 1:14-cr-00068, S.D. N.Y.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93093).

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