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download (2)A San Francisco man was swiftly convicted Wednesday on charges he created a multimillion-dollar marketplace for illegal drugs and other contraband on the Internet by adopting the alias Dread Pirate Roberts and promising buyers and sellers anonymity through use of encryption and bitcoins.

Ross William Ulbricht was convicted of seven drug and conspiracy counts. The Manhattan federal court jury’s verdict came after just over three hours of deliberations and one day after prosecutors urged jurors to follow Ulbricht’s “digital fingerprints” as the mastermind of a website known as Silk Road.

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