With all of the counts levied against him, Ulbricht was facing 20 years at a minimum. Prosecutors, though, were hoping for a much longer sentence, writing that they wanted a “lengthy sentence, one substantially above the mandatory minimum” as to make a harsh example out of Ulbricht. They also claim that Ulbricht hasn’t “acknowledged full responsibility or shown true remorse for his actions.”
The life sentence comes sentence in the wake of Ulbricht penning a heartfelt letter to Judge Forrest where he pleaded with the court for leniency.
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