Sunday 19 January 2020

'Looking forward to my three hot meals' - Facebook boast of Irishman set for extradition to the US on 'Silk Road' charge

Gary Davis pictured at the Four Courts. Pic: Courts Collins
Gary Davis pictured at the Four Courts. Pic: Courts Collins

Jason Kennedy

An Irishman who is to be extradited to the United States for allegedly acting as an administrator on the online black market previously boasted on social media that he was looking forward to his "three hot meals a day".

Gary Davis of Johnstown Court, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, is alleged to have been an administrator of the Silk Road website, which facilitated the sale of illegal drugs and hacking software.

Last month, Davis (27) posted a message on his Facebook page after his extradition hearing was postponed.

“Was Kinda looking forward to my 3 hot meals a day handed to me to recover from Knockan [music festival],” he posted on the 26th July.

“Judge obviously has it in for me.”

Silk Road, which operated in the dark web, was shut down by the FBI in October 2013 after more than two years of operation.

The website’s creator, American Ross William Ulbricht, was arrested and charged with money laundering, trafficking drugs and hacking offences.

He was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

If convicted in America, Mr Davis, who claims to have Asperger's Syndrome and depression, could receive a life sentence.

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