More than a year has passed since a federal judge sentenced Ross Ulbricht to life in prison without parole after he was convicted of creating and running the dark web marketplace known as Silk Road. On October 6th, 2016, Ulbricht returned to court to face a panel of judges to appeal his conviction, along with the issue of his receiving a life sentence. In oral arguments in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday morning, Ulbricht’s defense lawyer sparred with federal prosecutors over a range of issues, including the credibility of evidence, the role of two corrupt agents in the investigation, and the defense’s blocked attempt to call two expert witnesses to testify on Ulbricht’s behalf. Tatiana talks with Lyn Ulbricht–mother of the accused–about the day in court, what it could mean for the future of the case, and where it all goes from here. You don’t want to miss this very special episode. Original audio of the oral arguments can be heard at the below link: https://bit.ly/2dEh1ND
About the Guest:
– Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts in February 2015. Deeply involved with her son’s defense, Lyn has worked to bring awareness to the case through FreeRoss.org, media interviews, public appearances and other efforts. Since Ross was arrested, she has witnessed how the government prosecutes citizens; suppresses evidence; and violates the Constitution. She believes it is a story that needs to be told.
Previous episodes with Lyn Ulbricht can be found here.
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