Category: Banking

OPERATING ON THE “DARKNET” BRINGS A PENALTY OF $209,144,554.

Larry Dean Harmon is a U.S. person residing in Akron, was the creator, administrator, and primary operator of Grams, a darknet website that operated on the onion router (Tor) network and advertised itself as the “Google of the Darkweb”. Grams served as a search engine and content aggregator allowing users to search for illicit goods sold on darknet markets, such as narcotics, illegal firearms, and stolen personally identifiable information (PII).

1. In 2014, Harmon began operating and administrating a convertible virtual currency exchanger called Helix through the Grams darknet .onion site that was the primary administrator and operator of Helix a service linked to and affiliated with Grams. Helix operate

On February 3, 2017, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter ruled that Google must provide emails stored overseas to the FBI for their domestic fraud investigation, despite an earlier decision finding no such obligation for Microsoft.

The ruling was made in Philadelphia that transferring emails from a foreign server so the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) can read them as a part of a domestic fraud probe was a legally sound position. Judge Rueter noted that the emails, which are routinely stored overseas by Google, would only be read in the United States, causing “no meaningful interference.” “Google regularly transfers user data from one data center to another without the customer’s knowledge,” further Judge Rurter stated:

“Such transfers do not

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