Curtis Green, a former Silk Road lieutenant, was sentenced Friday to time served and four years of supervised release by a federal judge in Baltimore. As one of the top employees of the underground drug marketplace, Green faced felony drug charges in 2013 after being arrested. Soon after, he took a plea deal. Green was also known as “chronicpain” in the Silk Road community.
Famously, Ross Ulbricht (as Dread Pirate Roberts) believed he killed Green. Ulbricht was under the impression that Green had stolen money from Silk Road, when in fact that money was stolen by two corrupt Baltimore-based federal agents. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Carl Mark Force played the part of the fictitious hitman who “killed” Green and sent a photo to Ulbricht.
Meanwhile, Silk Road judge denies Ross Ulbricht's bid for a new trial.
When it turned out that Force was one of two law enforcement officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal from Silk Road for their own benefit, Green became a cooperating witness in the investigations of those agents. He testified in the sentencing hearing of Shaun Bridges, the corrupt Secret Service agent.
At that hearing in December 2015, Green said he was the one who educated Bridges on how to use Bitcoin.
"Mr. Bridges kept asking me how to get in and asking specifically how to change the password," Green continued. "I turned my computer toward him to actually show him exactly how to do it and I think I showed him more than once and in fact, later on right before he left to go move the bitcoins, he asked me to show him one more time to make sure that he knew exactly. It was fairly complicated. He set me up to take the fall."
By Cyrus Fariver - arstechnica /Jan. 29, 2016
"Victim" and Former Silk Road Staffer, Green, to Serve No Jail-Time for His Role