Some interesting news coming from the Department of Homeland Security’s acting assistant secretary for legislative affairs. In a letter to senators, Brian de Vallance noted that the suspect behind those letters to President Obama which contained Ricin was actually a vendor on the Silk Road deep web drug market (which used Bitcoin as a medium to exchange buy/sell drugs).
“Of recent noteworthy interest was the determination that the suspect who had sent Ricin to President Obama earlier this year was a vendor on the Silk Road site,” he wrote in the November 12 letter.
The suspect was not named in the letter, but it’s clear that whoever it is, they are facing charges at this point. So far, two individuals have been indicted for sending Ricin to Obama. James Everett Dutschke and Shannon Richardson (who had minor roles on TV shows like ‘The Walking Dead”). Both are awaiting trial.
Perhaps more information will come from this soon.
[via Bitcoin Examiner via NextGov]