Gary Davis, an alleged Silk Road admin, will have very few options to avoid harsh sentencing if found guilty after extradition, a U.S. lawyer said.
The 27-year-old Irishman has been fighting an extradition case since 2013 where he and two other men involved in Silk Road administration were indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, commit computer hacking, and commit money laundering.
A High Court judge ordered Davis to finally surrender himself to the U.S. to stand trial, despite Davis’s defense that he would not receive the proper care required for his Asperger’s syndrome while awaiting trial in the special housing units in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
He was, however, given 10 days to file a new appeal request to overturn this decision – something that happened on the August 19th. Bail was granted and Davis will have more time to prepare for his potential extradition.
While Davis himself has not indicated how he will plead, he told a psychiatrist in an interview used in his fight against extradition: “I don’t know how they roped me into it,” The Times writes.
The lawyer who defended Peter Nash, one of the three men named in the same indictment as Davis, indicates