The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of latest York said during a handout that Clark, who was known online as “Plural of Mongoose,” “Variety Jones,” “VJ” and “cimon,” pleaded guilty to at least one count of conspiracy and can be sentenced on May 29.
Clark was first charged with conspiracy to traffic narcotics and conspiracy to launder money in 2015. Prosecutors described him as a “senior advisor” to the platform at the time.
Silk Road is most famous for being a darknet marketplace where users could purchase illicit drugs and other goods using bitcoin as a payment method. Ulbricht is currently serving a life in reference to his operation of the location , stemming from charges of narcotics distribution, computer hacking and conspiracy.
Ulbricht and Clark were both also accused of facilitating “the attempted killing of a co-conspirator,” though neither was charged in reference to this allegation.
“Clark’s arrest, extradition from Thailand and conviction should make it clear that the purported anonymity of the dark web isn’t a protective shield from prosecution,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman during a statement.