Three Years After Ulbricht’s Arrest, Judges Re-Examine Silk Road Case

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On October 6, after spending three years behind bars, Ross Ulbricht returned to a Manhattan courtroom to face a panel of judges, who heard his defense team’s appeal of the double life sentence Ulbricht received over a year ago.

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Three Judges Review the Ross Ulbricht Case

judgesA three-judge panel reviewed arguments given by defense attorney Joshua Dratel concerning the trial of Ross Ulbricht. Dratel explained the appeal, arguing that many of the trial’s elements were obfuscated and mismanaged.

The defense spoke about multiple issues concerning the case. One compelling question that continually surfaces is how the Silk Road server was seized. The server takedown was explained lightly during the trial, but the defense argues that testimony from the agent involved didn’t add up. The implications of the server seizure could change the tone of

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