Peter Philip Nash
Peter Philip Nash was arrested in Australia on December 20, 2013, by the Australian Federal Police in Brisbane, Australia.
Nash conspired to run the Silk Road website with Ross William Ulbricht, a/k/a “Dread Pirate Roberts,” a/k/a “DPR,” a/k/a “Silk Road,” the alleged owner and operator of the Silk Road anonymous market; Ulbricht was previously arrested in San Francisco, California, on October 1, 2013. (1)
From about January 2011 until October 2, 2013, the Silk Road website hosted a sprawling black market bazaar on the internet where illegal drugs and other illicit goods and services were regularly bought and sold by the site’s users.
During its more than two-and-a-half years in operation, Silk Road was used by several thousand drug dealers and other unlawful vendors to distribute hundreds of kilograms of illegal drugs and other illicit goods and services to well over a hundred thousand buyers and to launder hundreds of millions of dollars deriving from these unlawful transactions. (2)
On March 6, 2015, Nash was sentenced to ten years in Federal prison.
On May 30, 2015, Peter Philip Nash BOP Register Number 92226-054 was successfully treaty transferred back to Australia. (3)
The Silk Road website