Silk Road admin could face up to 20 years after pleading guilty to drug charge

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Enlarge / Max Dickstein stands with other supporters of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal court house on the first day of jury selection for his trial on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

An Irishman who went by the online moniker "Libertas" on the now-defunct drug website Silk Road pleaded guilty on Friday to drug trafficking charges.

According to federal prosecutors in New York, Gary Davis served as a paid moderator and later administrator for Silk Road for several months in 2013.

Silk Road’s founder Ross Ulbricht, who was convicted at a 2015 trial, is currently serving a double life sentence. On June 28, 2018, the Supreme Court declined to hear Ulbricht’s appeal.

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