36-the summer inhabitant of France Gal Vallerius pleaded guilty to drug trafficking on a number of sites on the darknet and, most likely, the next 20 years will spend behind bars. Writes about this Bleeping Computer.
To deal with the result of Valerius went after the police tracked down his criminal activity to him via bitcoin addresses. It is noteworthy that arrested the Frenchman was last year in the Atlanta airport when heading to the world Cup among the holders of a lush beard and mustache.
During the investigation it was established that Vallerius, used in darknet alias OxyMonster, created on the platform of the Dream Market its own system for accepting a tip, abandoning the use of domestic payment system of the marketplace, which will interfere with the mechanism of the anonymization of transactions.
Track account activity OxyMonster, the police found that 15 of the 17 outbound transactions from its box for tips was carried out on the bitcoin wallets of Vallerius on LocalBitcoins. Also installed the similarities between the author’s style Wallerius and OxyMonster on Twitter and Instagram.
During the arrest he had seized a laptop, where we found additional evidence showing his involvement in drug trafficking, including the PGP key that signed the message, the credentials on Dream Market and bitcoin wallet addresses associated with the accounts OxyMonster.
In addition, it was found that Valerius also used the name VanDeevp and had accounts on other marketplace on the darknet, including Evolution, Valhalla, TradRoute, Hansa Market and AlphaBay.
As stated in the indictment, OxyMonster engaged in the sale of substances such as cocaine, fentanyl, LSD, oxycodone and methamphetamine. The Frenchman agreed with the charges brought to it in the distribution of illegal substances, and also admitted to conspiracy to commit money laundering.
The guilty plea, the newspaper notes, will help Vallerius to avoid a life sentence, but 20 years, he will still have to spend behind bars.
We will remind, earlier this week in USA from Thailand were deported alleged accomplice of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht canadian Roger Thomas Clark, who was also known under the name of Jones Variety
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