US Seeks Extradition Of Irish Silk Road Administrator

The Irish Times reports (archive) the United States is seeking the extradition of alleged Silk Road administrator Gary Davis AKA Libertas in relation to charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Points of objection to the extradition put forth by Davis's counsel claim he would be subjected to inhuman and degrading conditions if convicted and that as he suffers from depression and aspergers, his mental health would be put at risk. Counsel also argued that Davis should have been charged with the offences he is alleged to have committed in Ireland and not in the US. Despite this, the Irish DPP has not investigated nor has any intention of charging Davis in relation to his alleged Silk Road activity.

Davis was arrested by Irish police back in December of 2013 which took place simultaneously with the arrests of Australian Peter Nash who subsequently faced 10 years prison, was willingly extradited, plead guilty and sentenced to time served totaling 17 months and American Andrew Jones who plead guilty in October of 2014, turned government witness but was not called at Ross Ulbricht's trial. Jones is scheduled to face sentencing on October 1st, 2015.

Davis could face up to life in prison if extradited and convicted of his alleged crimes.

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