Silk Road ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’ Sentencing Hearing Begins

The man convicted of running the Silk Road website faces a possible life sentence in prison for masterminding the cyber-bazaar where anonymous users could buy drugs, computer hacking tools and fake identification.

Ross Ulbricht is before a U.S. judge in Manhattan who is to sentence him later today. He had urged the judge to show leniency, while prosecutors said he deserves more than 20 years.

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