back to article Darknet market's peacemaker sentenced to 11 years in prison

A Colorado man will spend more than a decade behind bars for trying to settle a few arguments, albeit on an online souk selling highly illegal stuff. Bryan Connor Herrell, aka "penissmith" and/or "botah" has been sentenced to 11 years for his work as a sort of problem solver on the Alphabay crime market. The moderator was …

  1. macjules Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    About your appeal ...

    "Mr Justice Penis Smith will be hearing your arguments. Please ensure that you are an honest drug dealer, identity thief or gun-runner."

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: About your appeal ...

      You will definitely get results, this judge doesn't dick around.

      1. Glen 1 Silver badge

        Re: About your appeal ...

        One wonders if there is an equivalent to "by Royal appointment" for the drug dealers supplying the houses of parliament.

        Lets ask Gove.

        1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

          Re: About your appeal ...

          One wonders if there is an equivalent to "by Royal appointment" for the drug dealers supplying the houses of parliament.

          Lets ask Gove...... Glen 1

          :-) Can you imagine the blind panic in Westminster if random drugs testing by secret security services of all MPs and their aides be proposed for immediate introduction without exception. Methinks there would be a very telling mini riot with talk of revolution and an affront to democracy out of the mouths of hypocrites and self-serving scoundrels.

          :-) That alone must surely extraordinarily render it an extremely good idea? :-) And it would clear a fetid swamp of nests of vipers and alligators? Which is probably why it is never realistically contemplated for random program testing? Much too much like turkeys voting for Xmas eh?

      2. You aint sin me, roit Silver badge

        Re: About your appeal ...

        "Spare the rod, spoil the dealer."

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Pint

    Snowden validated in a court ruling

    That is indeed something to celebrate.

  3. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

    In other news Empire market - the largest darknet market - in what is known as an "exit scam" has scarpered with all the money it held in escrow, sellers bonds, etc, apparently making off with £30m.

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