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Silk Road Vendor Pleads Guilty, License Plate Matched Online Account Name

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An online drug seller was arrested rather easily after making a number of foolish blunders, including creating an illegal Silk Road account with a title identical to his legal license plate.

Paul Howard was detected by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 2013 and was unsurprisingly the first user of Silk Road to be arrested because of careless missteps.

Howard owns a black BMW with the license plate “shadh1,” which is the same name of the account he used on the dark web drug market. Howard often posed with his BMW, according to the DeepDotWeb, and his license plate was presumably perceptible in at least some of the photos or merely identified through other means of investigations. – READ MORE

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