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Slomp Plea Agreement

Slomp Plea Agreement

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Plea agreement for confessed Silk Road drug dealer Cornelis Jan Slomp aka "SuperTrips."
Plea agreement for confessed Silk Road drug dealer Cornelis Jan Slomp aka "SuperTrips."

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Published by: FrancisBerkman on May 08, 2014
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 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CORNELIS JAN SLOMP,  A/K/A “SUPERTRIPS” No. 13 CR 689 Judge Matthew F. Kennelly
PLEA AGREEMENT
1.
 
This Plea Agreement between the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, ZACHARY T. FARDON, and defendant CORNELIS JAN SLOMP, and his attorney, PAUL D. PETRUZZI, is made pursuant to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. The parties to this Agreement have agreed upon the following:
Charge in This Case
 2.
 
The information in this case charges defendant with conspiracy to (a) knowingly and intentionally import a controlled substance into the United States from a place outside the United States and (b) manufacture and distribute a controlled substance knowing that such substance would be unlawfully imported into the United States, all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 963. 3.
 
Defendant has read the charge against him contained in the information, and that charge has been fully explained to him by his attorney. 4.
 
Defendant fully understands the nature and elements of the crime with which he has been charged.
 
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Charge to Which Defendant Is Pleading Guilty
5.
 
By this Plea Agreement, defendant agrees to enter a voluntary plea of guilty to the information, which charges defendant with conspiracy to (a) knowingly and intentionally import a controlled substance into the United States from a place outside the United States and (b) manufacture and distribute a controlled substance knowing that such substance would be unlawfully imported into the United States, all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 963. In addition, as further provided below, defendant agrees to the entry of a forfeiture judgment.
Factual Basis
6.
 
Defendant will plead guilty because he is in fact guilty of the charge contained in the information. In pleading guilty, defendant admits the following facts and that those facts establish his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and establish a basis for forfeiture of the property described elsewhere in this Plea  Agreement: Beginning in or around March 2012 and continuing through in or about  August 2013, at Chicago, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and elsewhere, defendant CORNELIS JAN SLOMP conspired with others known and unknown to:
 
knowingly and intentionally import into the United States from a place outside the United States a controlled substance, namely, a quantity of MDMA, a Schedule I Controlled Substance; 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance; and a quantity of Benzodiazepine, a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 952(a); and
 
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manufacture and distribute a controlled substance, namely, a quantity of MDMA, a Schedule I Controlled Substance, knowing that such substance would be unlawfully imported into the United States, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 959(a)(2); all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 963. More specifically, from in or about January 2011 to in or about October 2013, an underground website known as “Silk Road” allowed vendors and buyers to exchange goods and services online. Silk Road was dedicated to the sale of illegal drugs and other illicit, black market goods and services using the digital currency “bitcoins” and was designed to facilitate illegal commerce by ensuring anonymity among its users. SLOMP, a citizen and resident of the Netherlands, used the username “SuperTrips” to advertise, market, and sell illegal drugs on Silk Road. SLOMP was the world’s largest drug-trafficking vendor on Silk Road by volume of business and customer base, conducting sales of illegal drugs in the millions of dollars and deriving his livelihood from drug-trafficking criminal activities. In total, for the eighteen months from March 2012 through in or about August 2013, SLOMP distributed worldwide approximately: 104 kilograms of powder 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA); 566,000 ecstasy pills containing MDMA; four kilograms of cocaine; three kilograms of Benzodiazepine; and substantial quantities of amphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and marijuana, in addition to allowing for substantial quantities of methamphetamine, ketamine, and Xanax to

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