On June 17, the US government finally responded to the appeal set forth by Ulbricht defense attorney Joshua Dratel, basically saying that the Silk Road operator is still guilty even though two agents were caught corrupting the case.
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Attorney Preet Bharara Says Ulbricht is Still Guilty
United States Attorney Preet Bharara unveiled a 200-page brief from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which states that the appeals court should keep to the original sentencing.
Bharara explains throughout the report that even though there were two corrupted agents involved with the case, it still doesn’t excuse Ulbricht for his involvement and wrongdoings.
Throughout the brief, there are many pictures of methamphetamine, cocaine and other illicit drugs showing the ease of use within the Silk Road Marketplace. The U.S. attorney’s document shows pictures of Ulbricht’s laptop logged on as DPR when he was arrested among many pages of evidence shown in the report.
“Although Ulbricht likens himself to the “landlord” who lets his tenants sell drugs, in fact he was a kingpin, the “captain of the ship, in his words, who was