Dark Web Ricin Case: Judge Rejected Recommended Sentence

Judge Vince Girdhari Chhabria rejected the recommended sentence of 30 months in prison and three years probation of Ryan Kelly Chamberlain (44).

Chamberlain is a former political consultant who pleaded guilty to the possession of a biological toxin and a firearm with the serial number removed. He acquired the poison and the .22 caliber Derringer pistol from Black Market Reloaded (BMR). Chamberlain has been in federal jail since June 2014 when the FBI arrested him. The Bureau had been surveilling him for weeks and tracked the shipment of the poison to the man’s apartment. Eventually, Chamberlain fled, the feds were on his trail for three days and caught him in a park in San Francisco. He had also posted a suicide note online in which he mentioned his depression, family troubles, and a difficult break-up.

Chamberlain told court about his mental state regarding the case:

“I just want to say that I never intended to hurt anybody. The big difference between before and now is that I was undiagnosed. I’d been managing depression for a very long time and just hit rock bottom. It’s diagnosed now. You tend to wear a mask around your friends and family, and

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