Συνελήφθη για το ξέπλυμα περίπου $40 εκατομμυρίων δολαρίων, o Thomas Jiřikovský, φερόμενος ως ιδιοκτήτης μίας από τα πιο δημοφιλής ιστοσελίδας, του darknet. Το “Sheep Marketplace”, ήταν μία από τις μεγαλύτερες scams στην ιστορία του σκοτεινού διαδικτύου.
Following the arrest of the owner of Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, in 2013 – Sheep Markeplace became the next famous website in the darknet's anonymous underground market, which specialized in selling illegal productof, and mainly drugs.
A few weeks ago, the Sheep Marketplace suddenly disappeared and put except operated by its owner, who was suspected of stealing $40 million worth of Bitcoins, when Bitcoin was at its peak monetary value in the market.
Shortly after this scam with Bitcoins, a darknet commentator, o Gwern Branwen, revealed the owner, consequently identified as a suspect owner of the site, Thomas Jiřikovský. Jiřikovský forgot to hide his identity and home address from the Internet when his Facebook page was revealed.
However, immediately after revealing his identity, Jiřikovský refused to participate in the Sheep Marketplace.
And while an investigation was being conducted into the stolen money from the online market, Czech police noticed a strange move by a suspicious young developer who attempted to buy a luxury home worth 8,7 million Czech crowns ($345.000 USD) in Lusatia, a region in the Czech Republic, in his grandfather's name .
Additional research revealed that last January, a new bank account of 26 Eva Bartošová received the enormous amount of almost 900.000 crowns from a foreign exchange company Bitcoin. However, the young woman was unable to justify the origin of the money.
According to the media in the Czech Republic , Eva Bartošová is the wife of Thomas Jiřikovský, who helped him transfer the stolen money through her recently created bank account.
A branch of the Czech police involved in financial fraud investigated Jiřikovský and found that the house had been bought entirely with Bitcoin.
And let's not forget that before two weeks, another great shopping website at Deep Web with the name Evolution εξαφανίστηκε με τις φήμες να λένε ότι οι ιδιοκτήτες του πιθανά να εξαπάτησαν τους χιλιάδες πελάτες τους και ότι έχουν κλέψει 12 εκατομμύρια δολάρια σε Bitcoin.