When we used to work for the RCMP they had a nickname for me, it was FRIENDLY CHEMIST. They called me that because we used to make home made rockets and we used to buy the chemicals at the local drug store to make the rocket fuel, hence the nickname.
The first assassination attempt against my wife and kids and I was in Windsor, Ontario January 2013 just one day before the 30-08 warrants were about to expire on my wife and I, we went back there from Kamloops, British Columbia to find our daughter that was working for Canadian Intelligence when we heard she was murdered, we were there for a month looking for her but we could not find her, they sent a gunman to murder us while we were there looking for her but we managed to escape. We moved to Vancouver British Columbia in March 2013 and we started corresponding with Canadian Intelligence agents through Craigslist. The apartment we were living in in Vancouver was under 24 hour surveilance by Canadian Intelligence as we were also, and it was wired for sound. The intelligence agents that we were in contact with were offering us an apartment we could move into in White Rock for the end of March 2013. That was where the assassination of our family was supposed to take place but we refused the apartment so the assassination never took place but they were still able to extort $150,000 from the SILK ROAD website before it was taken down by the FBI. Then shortly after that second assassination attempt on my family and I the head of Canadian Intelligence RICHARD FADDEN mysteriously stepped down and JUDGE RICHARD MOSLEY saved our lives and put an end to the corruption. THANK GOD FOR JUDGE RICHARD MOSLEY, HE IS TRUELY HONEST LAW ENFORCEMENT.
The $80,000 Setup
The Maryland indictment says that on or about Jan. 27 of this year, Ulbricht asked an undercover FBI agent to murder a former Silk Road employee. The undercover agent was posing as a wholesale cocaine dealer and Ulbricht helped facilitate a deal between the undercover agent and a Silk Road vendor.
When an employee, who was the target of of the deal, was arrested and apparently released, Ulbricht first asked the undercover agent to beat the employee to force him to return Bitcoin supposedly stolen from Silk Road users. Then, Ulbricht had a change of heart.
“Can you change the order to execute rather than torture?” he asked the undercover agent. “[The employee] was on the inside for a while, and now that he’s been arrested, I’m afraid he’ll give up info.”
Ulbricht paid $80,000, half before the supposed hit and half after. The FBI agents sent Ulbricht staged photos to make it look like the employee had been beaten then killed.
“I’m pissed I had to kill him … but what’s done is done,” Ulbricht told the agent. “I just wish more people had some integrity.”
Ulbricht told the FBI agent it was the first time he had a man killed but it was “the right move in this case” because “considering his arrest, I have to assume he will sing.”
The indictment document doesn’t make clear how the employee ended up out of custody after he was supposedly arrested. Marcy Murphy, a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, told Mashable she could not provide information to clarify the matter beyond what’s in the indictment.
About two months later, Ulbricht would order another murder, but the details of that incident aren’t quite as conclusive.
The Mysterious $150,000 Hit
Agents from the New York FBI office intercepted communications showing that Ulbricht, going by his Silk Road moniker “Dread Pirate Roberts,” asked Silk Road user “redandwhite” to kill yet another Silk Road user who went by “FriendlyChemist,” according to the criminal complaint signed by FBI Special Agent Tarbell.
“I’d like to put a bounty on his head if it’s not too much trouble for you,” Ulbricht told redandwhite. “Necessities like this do happen from time to time for a person in my position.”
FriendlyChemist had tried to extort $500,000 from Ulbricht by threatening to release the real names and addresses of Silk Road vendors and customers, which he supposedly obtained by hacking into the computer of a large Silk Road dealer. The document says FriendlyChemist provided Ulbricht with a sample of the names, addresses and transaction details he planned to leak.
“This type of behavior is unforgivable to me,” Ulbricht told redandwhite. “Especially here on Silk Road, anonymity is sacrosanct.”
When redandwhite quoted Ulbricht a price of $150,000 to $300,000, depending on whether he wanted a “clean” or “non-clean” hit, Ulbricht asked him for a lower price. He told redandwhite he recently paid $80,000 for a clean hit, presumably referring to the aforementioned FBI setup.
They settled on a price of about $150,000, and Ulbricht provided FriendlyChemist’s real name and address in British Columbia, Canada, as well as information on his family — that he had a wife and three children. The criminal complaint does not make clear how Ulbricht obtained this information.
On March 31, redandwhite wrote that he had received payment and, about 24 hours later, sent a message saying, “Your problem has been taken care of … rest easy though, because he won’t be blackmailing anyone again.” Later messages indicate that redandwhite sent Ulbricht photo proof after the job was done, according to the FBI’s affidavit.
The plot thickened, however, when FBI Special Agent Tarbell went on to report that he contacted Canadian law enforcement authorities who said that there was no record of the person Ulbricht identified to redandwhite, nor was there any record of a homicide occurring in the area at the specified date.
If it was another setup, the FBI is not taking responsibility for it. An FBI spokesperson told Mashable that the second alleged murder-for-hire incident was not staged by the FBI as the first one was. While it’s possible investigative groups from other countries may have been trying to shut down Silk Road, no country has yet disclosed any such investigation.
As the case proceeds, more information may come to light and help unravel this mystery.
It’s worth noting that in Mashable’s interactions with Silk Road vendors before the site was shuttered, they heralded the site as a better way to sell drugs that eschewed Breaking Bad-esque violence. From his alleged propensity to solicit murder for hire, however, could it be that the Dread Pirate Roberts is a bit less like his genial namesake from The Princess Bride and more like Walter White, after all?