Earlier this month on March 11, a plea was entered into the District Court for the Western District of Washington where Brian Farrell admitted to being DoctorClu, one of the “key players” in Silk Road 2.0.
With this admission, Farrell pleaded guilty to Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine. He was charged with this because of his position on Silk Road 2.0 which facilitated drug trade and the fact that he maintained the market. The penalty for this offense could have landed him in prison for up to 40 years with a fine up to $5,000,000 USD and supervision for 4 years after release from prison along with a special assessment of $100 USD. However, Farrell accepted a plea agreement which will recommend an 8 year sentencing, but nothing is guaranteed. He also agreed to pay the special assessment on or before the time of sentencing.
“The parties each agree to recommend a sentence of eights of imprisonment. The parties are otherwise free to recommend any other terms of the sentence, including the length and terms of supervised release. Defendant understands that the Court is not bound by the parties’ recommendations.”
According to the plea agreement,