The Change.org petition for Ross Ulbricht’s release has amassed over 29,000 signatures within a week from being launched—almost three times its goal.
A Change.org petition was created for Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind of Silk Road dark web, for clemency to his double life sentence plus 40 years, without the possibility of parole.
Gary Davis, formerly of Bitcoin.com and a notable figure in the cryptocurrency community, agreed to be extradited to the United States from his native Ireland, over charges relating to the illicit dark web marketplace.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied Ross Ulbricht's petition for writ of certiorari, bringing the former Silk Road operator's legal saga to a "devastating" close.
U.S. authorities seized stockpiles of illegal drugs, gold, firearms, vehicles, crypto mining devices and computer equipment, as well as nearly 2,000 BTC and other cryptocurrencies, with an approximate value of more than $20 million.
According to the investigators, they have been able to connect enough of the dots to link Roger Thomas Clark to a slew of illegal activities conducted through the website Silk Road.
In a petition for writ of certiorari filed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ulbricht's attorneys argued that the case has "unresolved constitutional questions."
Around 2,170 BTC seized from different cases including some amassed from Silk Road are set to be auctioned off on March 19.