Our Glen Park library figures in a noire-ish tale

NOVEMBER 17, 2013, 11:00 AM 18 Comments

Disruptions: A Digital Underworld Cloaked in Anonymity

By NICK BILTON
The public library in the Glen Park section of San Francisco, where Ross Ulbricht, a 29-year-old software engineer, was arrested by federal agents. He is accused of running Silk Road, an Internet black market, under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts.Nick Bilton/The New York TimesThe public library in the Glen Park section of San Francisco, where Ross Ulbricht, a 29-year-old software engineer, was arrested by federal agents. He is accused of running Silk Road, an Internet black market, under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts.

SAN FRANCISCO — So this is where they collared the man they call the Dread Pirate Roberts.

It’s up a flight of stone steps, past the circulation desk and the Romance stacks, over in Science Fiction, far corner.

On a sunny Tuesday in October, federal officers entered the public library in the Glen Park section of this city and arrested a young man who they say ran a vast Internet black market — an eBay of illegal drugs.

Their mark, Ross William Ulbricht, says he is not the F.B.I.’s Dread Pirate Roberts, the nom de guerre of the mastermind behind the marketplace, Silk Road. And the facts, his lawyer says, will prove that.

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One response to “Our Glen Park library figures in a noire-ish tale

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