28 Apr '15, 2pm

No new trial for man behind illicit Silk Road website

No new trial for man behind illicit Silk Road website

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has denied a request for a new trial for Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of being the mastermind behind the Silk Road online black market for illegal drugs Calling evidence of Ulbricht's guilt "overwhelming," U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest on Monday night rejected arguments that the defendant was improperly denied a right to review materials demonstrating his innocence, or examine alleged corruption by two "rogue" agents involved in the case. "According to Ulbricht, the government's gamesmanship in this regard led to inadequate trial preparation, an inability to investigate whether certain evidence might be exculpatory, and, ultimately, an unfair trial," Forrest wrote in a 25-page decision. "These arguments are without merit." Joshua Dratel, a lawyer for Ulbricht, did not immediately respond on Tuesday to requests for ...

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