The struggle between the U.S. government and founding members of the Silk Road has finally hit somewhat of a notable moment. In a court battle that has been continually delayed, a judge has ordered that the suspected Silk Road admin Gary Davis aka Libertas surrender himself to the United States for trial possible imprisonment.
Gary Davis, 28, is currently a free man in Ireland who has been fighting against being extradited to the United States since 2014. After Ross Ulbricht was arrested and the Silk Road was shut down by the FBI, U.S. law enforcement hunted down other administrative members of the website. The U.S. indicted the alleged Silk Road admins on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, money laundering, and computer hacking. Davis faces a max sentence of life in prison. When the U.S. indicted the three Silk Road administrators, two of them were outside the country. Peter Nash aka SSBD was arrested in Australia and extradited to the U.S. Andrew Jones aka Inigo, allegedly the longest serving SR admin, was arrested in Virginia, requiring no extradition.