Ross Ulbricht Biography
Birthday: March 27, 1984 (Aries)
Born In: Austin, Texas
Ross Ulbricht is an American former drug trafficker and darknet market operator who is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at USP Florence High. He is best known for creating the underground marketplace site Silk Road under the pseudonym 'Dread Pirate Roberts'. He ran the site for about two years till his arrest in October 2013, by which time he had made a profit of $28.5 million in Bitcoins. He was charged with money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic fraudulent identity documents, and conspiracy to traffic narcotics, and was convicted in February 2015. He also faced charges of soliciting the murder of a person who threatened to reveal site users. His family, friends and relatives claimed that they did not know anything about his illegal activities online and ran a campaign on www.freeross.org to draw support to free him, maintaining that instead of treated as a criminal, he should be treated as an activist for privacy.