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‘Dread Pirate Roberts’: Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht’s rise and fall profiled on Vanity Fair Confidential
Vanity Fair Confidential this week looks at the rise and fall of Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht, who went by the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts. The famous black-market site was first launched back in January 2011 and quickly became a worldwide center for selling drugs on the dark web. Its founder remained a mystery for months despite high-level investigations into who he was, with him only known in public by his alter-ego. However, in October 2013 the website was finally shut down with the FBI arresting Ulbright on charges of being its operator. During his trial, prosecutors linked the Silk Road […]