Dread Pirate Roberts

IRL Name: 
Ross William Ulbricht

Ross William Ulbricht known online as 'Dread Pirate Roberts' is a software engineer who is the alleged founder of a black market web site Silk Road. Federal prosecutors in New York charged him with one count each of narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.


He has advanced degree in chemical engineering.

He paid an undercover federal agent $80,000 to have a former employee tortured and killed

His website was shut down by the FBI which allegedly worked as an eBay for the black market - selling cocaine and marijuana, drugs, credit card numbers, instructions on how to hack an ATM and other illegal goods.