Ross Ulbricht Begs Judge: 'Please Leave Light at End of Tunnel' With Sentencing

Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of operating the deep web drug emporium Silk Road, has begged a judge to “leave a light at the end of the tunnel” in his sentence, which will be handed down on Friday in a federal courthouse in New York.
After a speedy trial, Ulbricht was convicted in February on charges which include drug trafficking, money laundering and operating a continuing criminal enterprise. In its heyday, Silk Road was by far the largest drug emporium on the deep web. Estimates of its traffic ranged from $15m to as much as $50m in transactions every month. Using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, users could buy practically every kind of drug imaginable, from ecstasy to LSD to heroin.