Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht appeals conviction and life sentence

Ulbricht in happier times.

Ulbricht in happier times.

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht filed an appeal to his life sentence on Thursday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Attorneys representing Ulbricht continue to argue he was framed by internet drug kingpins whose identities remain concealed.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Although Ulbricht's attorney has claimed his client quit the website once it was overrun by drug dealers, federal prosecutors have also accused Ulbricht of plotting the deaths of at least five people he saw as threats to Silk Road. Ulbricht is awaiting a murder-for-hire trial in Baltimore.

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