Computer Consultant Gets 2.5 Years in Silk Road Case

A New York computer consultant who appeared as a key government witness against the founder of the underground black market website Silk Road was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison. Michael Duch, who earned $60,000 to $70,000 a month selling heroin on Silk Road using the alias “deezletime,” pleaded guilty in December 2014 to conspiring to sell drugs and testified against the site’s operator, Ross Ulbricht, at trial last year.