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Californian dark web drug dealer will forfeit cryptocurrencies

The District Court Judge has sentenced a Californian dark web drug dealer Sky Justin Gornik to 70 months in prison. This is because he participated in delivering, distributing and dispensing drugs through the internet. As part of his guilty plea, Gornik will forfeit millions of dollars cryptocurrency.

Sky Gornik is a 39-year-old resident of California. He has confessed to using a number of marketplaces for selling drugs. He used market places such as Alpha Bay, Trade Route, Abraxas, Evolution, Outlaw Market, and Dream Market to deal with fentanyl, carfentanil, ketamine, oxycodone, amphetamine, and other drugs. The drugs had various pseudonyms. This violated Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(h), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846. The law authorities also found 1.722 grams of carfentanil in Gornik’s residence. This could equate to over 86,000 fatal dosages. Gornik has confessed to this charge.

Also, Gornik admitted about his involvement in a conspiracy to launder drug proceeds using cryptocurrencies. As a part of the guilty plea, he will forfeit millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency will include Bitcoins, Stratis, Ethereum, 2350 Monero, digital currency in Gornik’s crypto accounts. These cryptocurrencies are thus a representation of drug trafficking proceeds of the offense. As per the source, these were involved in the offense of money laundering over the Dark Web.

Recently, a Californian dark web drug dealer couple forfeited their cryptocurrency riches. This is because they have pleaded guilty of running the dark web drug operation ring.

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