Black Markets

Utah Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Silk Road

Drug conspiracy charges

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A Utah man has pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge for his role in an online black market known as the Silk Road that authorities say brokered more than $1 billion in transactions.

Curtis Clark Green of Spanish Fork entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Baltimore.

He admitted to helping operate the website, which authorities say allowed customers to anonymously browse through nearly 13,000 categories before making purchases using the electronic currency Bitcoin.