Life definitely comes at you fast and I’m sure the founder of the Silk Road website, Ross Ulbricht, would agree with that. After being convicted on seven other charges, a Manhattan judge sentenec Ulbricht to life in prison. Click more to read the full story!

The Silk Road was an online marketplace where drugs were the main commodity and the range of drugs that could be bought was large. Ulbricht had a network that stemmed throughout the world but it was short lived. After the sight was founded in 2011, it began to gain public attention and the government eventually caught on to the illegal marketplace.

The site was shut down in 2013 and Ulbricht was arrested for running the site and was charged with money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, and he was also charged with attempting to have six people murdered. As Ulbricht’s trial began, the Manhattan judge began receiving death threats from various hackers and her personal information was even compromised–hackers also decided to release her address in hopes that someone would finish the job. Crazy!

The fact that the judge involved in the case was receiving those threats probably impacted her decision to sentecnce Ulbricht to life in prison today. The judge claimed, though, that the sentence was imposed because of the six people Ulbricht attempted to have murdered, the fact that the operation was on such a large scale, and witness testimony from parents who’s children overdosed on products from the Silk Road.

Ulbricht was really out here getting it, but, the government’s resources are unlimited and that is what lead to his arrest in the San Francisco library.