Major Issues at Trial
Ross’s trial began on January 13, 2015 in New York. It was presided over by Judge Katherine Forrest.
Major issues at trial:
- Blocked cross-examination
- DHS agent testimony pointed to alternate perpetrator, yet questioning disallowed and his testimony stricken from trial record
- Questioning regarding Ross’s laptop and how the evidence found on it was handled repeatedly curtailed
- Defense witnesses blocked
- Bitcoin witness “irrelevant”
- Technology witness denied
- Prosecution hid information and evidence from jury
- Controlled narrative
- Existence of two corrupt agents at the core of the investigation forbidden from being mentioned in front of the jury
- Ross’s libertarian views prohibited
- Mention of legal and harmless items sold on Silk Road prohibited, and much more
On May 29, 2015, Ross was sentenced to double life without parole + 40 years, on five non-violent charges.