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#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK:feb.05: Alleged Silk Road darknet mastermind Ross Ulbricht was convicted of drug conspiracy and other charges Wednesday for allegedly founding and running the drug-trafficking site that served as an underworld version of eBay for a worldwide network of dealers and users.

A jury of six women and six men returned the verdict after little more than three hours of deliberations, capping a more than three-week trial featuring evidence that Ulbricht used the online alias Dread Pirate Roberts to found and build Silk Road into a underworld bazaar for everything from heroin and cocaine to phony IDs and computer-hacking programs.

Ulbricht, 30, showed little emotion as the verdict was read. His mother, Lyn, and father, Kirk, each held a hand to their forehead as the jury forewoman pronounced their son guilty on all charges in a seven-count indictment.

U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest, who presided over the…

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