When the Silk Road platform got shut down by law enforcement, several arrests have been made throughout the years. One of the platform moderators was known as SSBD. His real name is Peter Phillip Nash, and after an 18-month sentence, he got released from prison earlier this week.
Interestingly enough, the court convicted the former Silk Road moderator to a much shorter sentence than people had expected. Charges of money laundering and conspiring to traffic drugs are subject to a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. However, the court deemed him a “minor cog in the machine’ of Silk Road, despite his role as a platform administrator.
Silk Road Moderator Finished Jail Sentence
Interestingly enough, Nash decided to plead guilty to trafficking drugs and money laundering through the Silk Road platform. Charges were filed back in December of 2013 after Nash admitted to his involvement in the Silk Road website. After facing some hardship at his regular job, he also purchased drugs for his own use.