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Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit Millions of Dollars in Illicit Crypto Earnings

Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit Millions of Dollars in Illicit Crypto Earnings


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Thirty-nine-year-old Sky Justin Gornik had pleaded guilty to using a number of marketplaces such as Alpha Bay, Trade Route, Abraxas, Evolution, Outlaw Market, and Dream Market to deal in fentanyl, carfentanil, ketamine, oxycodone, amphetamine and other drugs under various pseudonyms, according to a Department of Justice announcement on Monday.

Gornik was found to have been buying 600-1,200 fentanyl gel tablets a week over around two years from another dark web dealer, identified as Oklahoma resident Steven Wallace George.

“Gornik admitted that these digital or crypto currency represented drug trafficking proceeds of the offense and were involved in the offense of money laundering over the Dark Web,” according to the Southern District of California Attorney’s Office.

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