Buried in the laundry list of charges against Silk Road owner Ross William Ulbricht is an astonishing murder-for-hire conspiracy. It reads like plot synopsis straight out of Breaking Bad.
According to the complaint, communciations seized from Ulbricht — who goes by Dread Pirate Roberts or DPR — revealed that Ulbricht ordered a hit on a user in late March 2013. The user, FriendlyChemist, attempted to extort money from Ulbricht, prompting the following events, which are laid out in astounding detail in the complaint:
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