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At Least 20 Years in Prison Await Silk Road Founder

Prosecutors are asking a Manhattan judge to sentence a San Francisco man who created the online drug-peddling site Silk Road to decades in prison, while the defendant is asking to be freed soon enough to show he's a changed man. Ross William Ulbricht, 31, is set to be sentenced Friday following his February conviction in federal court. In a letter to U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, Ulbricht said he regrets what he calls a “very naive and costly idea.” He said he ruined...

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