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Alleged Silk Road Owner Denied Bail; Prosecutors Say He Ordered 6 Murders

In a filing to the court (.pdf) today in New York, they say that Ulbricht, as the Dread Pirate Roberts, negotiated for six murders-for-hire, none of which were ever carried out. This is four more murders-for-hire than have previously been known. The documents also reveal a wealth of new information about evidence investigators collected that they say prove that Ulbricht was Dread Pirate Roberts, the owner and operator of Silk Road, including a journal that Ulbricht kept on his computer describing his development and operation of the site. In one entry summarizing the major events of his life during 2010, Ulbricht allegedly explained his initial efforts to start the business:

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