03 Oct '13, 10pm

Silk Road Bust: The Rothbardian Connection, the Bitcoin Bounce, and The Nuts and Bolts of the...

Silk Road Bust: The Rothbardian Connection, the Bitcoin Bounce, and The Nuts and Bolts of the...

"The indictment charges Ulbricht as someone who aided and abetted this crime under Title 18, United States Code, section 2; under that theory, if another person commits a federal crime, the defendant is equally guilty if the defendant intentionally "aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures" the commission of the crime." In the Forbes interview, Dread Pirate Roberts wrote about having done a project for small arms that ultimately failed. My guess is that they're saying someone else procured a firearm off of that site and used it to kill a federal witness--in which case, they're basically charging him as an accessory. It's a bit like saying Warren Jeffs was guilty of rape--because he told a couple during their marriage ceremony "to be fruitful and multiply". Warren Jeffs may have been an a-hole, a weirdo, a fundamentalist religious freak, and done all sorts of ot...

Full article: http://reason.com/blog/2013/10/03/silk-road-bust-the-roth...

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