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Joined 6 years, 3 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, and 8 hours ago.

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:37 pm
by bentech
well_lol_doh wrote:
Lrus007 wrote:
[image] ... -pills.jpg[/image]

So.... I took one of these smiley tabs you were handing out when I was waiting for y'all to wake up and then I took another and another and then one after the one I did before and then some more and now I think they might have all gone and I'm feeling simply:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :abduction:

this reminded me of the running joke about the giant bong with the V8 engine turbo charger that TOG had idling in their lounge

we would brag constantly about how much of what herb from whos seeds was left out for whomever stumbled in

good times

dont recall anyone fucking a dead pig though...

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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:08 pm
by well_lol_doh
I'm not sure if you're referring to the fact that shagging dead pigs at the end of a party is reportedly de rigeur with the higher echelons of the British Conservative party or if you're talking about fucking the Police kind of pigs, but either way I'm kind of glad you don't remember anyone ever doing it.

Someone needs to give David Cameron a good porking to. :arse:

Joined 6 years, 3 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, and 8 hours ago.

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:08 pm
by Chester
Plural of Mongoose wrote:<snip>
Hoo-leee shit! @ Chester, ya' little rodent! Yet another founding member of MPG, and an old OG/SharksTank/PG/MPG rollover specialist.

Hey, listen little critter, couldya' do me a favor?

Old has some serious cross-platform issues with the comms engine, so it won't work without a little tweaking. Now, if I try to 'splain that to everyone in a little while, it would end up taking me a day. It's no big deal, just have something coming up that the curious may want to fire it up, eh. Would it be asking too much for ya' to write up a little guide on how to do aforesaid tweakin' in laymans terms, that oh, say, even Prawn Connery could understand? :laugh:

You'll know when it's time to post it.

Thanks. I'll owe ya' a beer.

:crazy: :arse:

Dude, do you have ANY idea how long it would take to write that up in detail with the requisite screen shots??


Nope, didn't think so. Especially with that PC comprehension requirement.

There is another path however.

Download and install the tor-browser-bundle (here) ... sy.html.en

Then using the tor browser you can find an updated (no new features, just updated tor) TorChat client for windows here: >>> coderodentjy677u.onion <<<

The installation instructions are pretty much the same as JM's video, you just need a newer version of TorChat for it actually work.

I'll look for that version ( for Mac and Linux, but no promises, as I'm not really sure where to find 'em.

The version referenced in that YouTube video will no longer connect. The tor network has seen several major updates since TorChat version The version TorChat uses a 2015 version of tor.


Joined 6 years, 3 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, and 8 hours ago.

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:53 pm
by Plural of Mongoose
Thanks for posting that up there Chester, I just couldn't be arsed.

And thank you everyone else for your patience. That post of mine you've been waiting for, will be my next post.

It's going to be in about six hours, but no need to wait up, eh.

It's still going to be here in the morning.


Joined 6 years, 3 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, and 8 hours ago.

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:48 am
by smokebreaks
Well, are you all ready for the show? Have you got your popcorn and your drinks?

I'd like to take a moment of your time before this happens to talk about the absurdity of the war on drugs.

In this Bloomberg news article:
Banks Financing Mexico Drug Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal
June 28, 2010 — 11:00 PM CDT

June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo them away, saying there was a dangerous oil leak. So the troops grew suspicious and searched the jet.
They found 128 black suitcases, packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100 million. The stash was supposed to have been delivered from Caracas to drug traffickers in Toluca, near Mexico City, Mexican prosecutors later found. Law enforcement officials also discovered something else. ... s-u-s-deal

It's a story that makes this whole PoM and the whole Silk Road thing seem pretty tame.

Maybe the online anonymous marketplace had potential to curtail too much profit from the monopolies of prohibition and no one seems to want to do anything about the real law breakers.
How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs
As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored ... drug-gangs

The fine for this egregiousness was a paltry $1.5 MM and no bank executive is locked away with no chance of parole.

Now if the claims Mongoose makes are true, someone has to do some explaining and I'd hope that the media paying attention here now exercise their rights and responsibilities as guardians of the fourth estate to push these issuse and hold those in charge to account.

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Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:58 am
by Roots
Is this six hours in black people time?

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Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:03 am
by Munchy
lol, no... it's POM time... = give or take 24 hours. :toker1:

I'm sure his internet went down... the power went out, or maybe his scanner broke.

the poor guy's like a walking EMP! :laugh:

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Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:47 am
by well_lol_doh
Roots wrote:Is this six hours in black people time?
Heh heh. Six hours in drug dealer time. Five minutes always end up being five hours :facepalm: :frown:

Joined 6 years, 3 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, and 8 hours ago.

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:29 am
by Plural of Mongoose
Munchy wrote:
I'm sure his internet went down... the power went out, or maybe his scanner broke.

the poor guy's like a walking EMP! :laugh:
<insert REALLY GOOD excuse here>


<skips over to hit that big red 'Post it' button.>

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Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:42 am
by Plural of Mongoose
"I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them."

-- Adlai Stevenson
OK then.

I've had some fun re-telling some adventures from years ago, but I'm afraid that part of this has come to a close. Maybe I'll come back later and finish them, if I have time before I'm incarcerated.

Now it's time to explain what's been going on for the last two years, which hopefully will answer some of the questions that you may have.

Unlike the previous posts here, I'm not going to go out of my way to be witty, funny or entertaining. There will be no poetic license, no facts shaded by presentation because it reads better. OK, mebbe I'll be just a little bit witty, sometimes I can't help myself.

Just the facts, Jack.

TLDR; Right up front here, so you know if you want to keep reading, or not.

This is the story of what I've been doing the last two years. The story of $75,000,000 of pirates treasure in bitcoins. The story of a rogue, highly placed member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who has been making better than an average of a $1,000,000 a month, committing felonies with wild abandon, just because he can. The story of a bent Federale who has leaked me secret grand jury information in an effort to keep me *out* of the hands of his colleagues. The story of an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who, in spite of being made aware of much of this, has chosen to do nothing, likely so as to not embarrass his office and politically minded boss. That hasn't even got me started on the kidnapping and torture plot. Don't worry, I'll get to it, but it's nasty.

*Spoiler alert: There are no innocent people named in this tale, myself included. Maybe a life lesson or two, maybe not.
So, let's wind our calenders back a couple of years to the beginning of October, 2013. I was on a long haul flight on Air China, on my way to, of all places, China. After a brief stop there rushing through the hellhole that is Taipei Airport, I then flew, also on Air China, to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, arriving tired as shit in the early in the morning of October 4, local time, after way too many hours in airports and flying. There is no wifi/Internet on Air China, even in business class, so I had no idea what was going on in the outside world, so to speak, for the last couple of days.

Upon arrival, I took a cab to my hotel, and was relaxing in my suite watching the television, when the news of the fall of the Silk Road website came on. Well, golly. You could have knocked me down with a feather. I unpacked my things, took a shower to wash the airline off, and took a well deserved nap. Waking in the late afternoon, I went out to hop bars along the soi at Pat Pong II and get stinking drunk. Not because of the news, mind you; that's what I always did when I got to BKK—got stinking drunk. You'll find that a common theme over the next year. I'm nothing, if not a creature of habit.

Now this is the part where everyone wants to know how I went on the run, etcetera. How did I manage to evade what everyone assumes was the closing grasp and wrath of the United States Department of Justice.

Well, I went back to the hotel, got some sleep, and went out and did the same thing again the next day. And the next. Yes, this is how I apparently 'go on the run'. Pitiful, I know.

I had long since had a flight booked to take me to Phuket for a visit, and then Samui for a month or so. Eventually I flew back through BKK to Trat, and after the usual harrowing songthaew ride to the ferry, ended up on the island that had been my home for close to a year and a half.

I continued to live on the same place on the beach as I had since I had arrived in Thailand. Over the next six months (Just rippin' through my passport real quick like here and checking visas and stamps and dates.) I left the country three or four times, by both air and land border crossings; each time returning to my same little place on the beach. Ah, this is life on the run. If anyone truly wanted to find me, it would have taken about 90 minutes.

In April, Songkran, the Thai New Year was coming up. I'd also recalled from the previous year, that also meant five months of waves up to my front door, no beach, and having everything I owned being wet for five months. My love affair with beachfront living was over. I moved inland, to a nice place in the jungle. No waves. Goddammit, those cicada's are loud, though.

If you dropped onto the island and hit any of, oh, say, all the bars, it would have taken about two bars to find someone that knew me, who I was and where I lived. I mention this because at some point in time I'm going to be accused of being a fugitive, on the run, furtively trying to hide my location and identity.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

And then a funny thing happened, way up in the jungle with shitty cellular reception, and as a result even shittier Internet access.

A new contact popped up on my chat.

It was a person whom I would eventually refer to as 'A highly placed FBI *tergiversator' in an email to Mr. Serrin Turner, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. For now, showing a complete lack of imagination, I labeled the contact 'Bob'.

*I often get shit for using a big word, when a more diminutive one would suffice. However in this case, to badly paraphrase Humpty Dumpty; when I use a word, it means exactly what it is defined to mean, neither more nor less. A tergiversator is someone who turns renegade; who uses evasions, subterfuge and the trust of those around him to betray the cause to which he was sworn. Yep, cannot think of a word that better describes the individual known to me as 'Bob'.

Now I didn't have a name for this contact, but as we had various conversations the subject of vanity names for hidden services came up. He liked the name 'Chrysippus', as in Chrysippus of Soli, a Greek Stoic philosopher. Hey, I'm named after a Viverridae, who am I to throw stones. He must have either hired someone or put some hardware to work, because eventually he dropped his old random 16 alphanumeric torchat id, and started to use ZenChrysippus47e. The name was *very* important to him, and he'd get pissed when I wouldn't use it, and continued to just call him Bob, until he finally got so pissed of I relented and started to refer to him as Chrysippus. Dude had issues, and the name was *real* important to him.

Over time, it came out that he was a highly placed member of the FBI.

Yeah, I know, he said it on the Internet, so it must be true, right? It wasn't like that at all. Without going through the whole process, let's just say he more than convinced me. As we go along here, you'll be convinced too, so suspend your disbelief for a while, and read on.

It started out with things like Atlantis. He had, for a princely sum, kept the management of Atlantis updated with documents that eventually led to them shutting the site down, fearing the feds nipping at their heels. Now, there's been rumors about that for a long time, and anyone could claim that after the fact, sure. But this was just the beginning of him laying out his bonafides, and eventually he'd get around to telling me about things before they happened.

But the thing is, he had a btc wallet. A btc wallet with well over 300,000 btc in it, worth about $75,000,000 at current pricing. This wallet was unfortunately encrypted, which is why he was spending all this time wooing me. How it exactly came into his possession was never made clear, just that it came from 'Silk Road'. Whether it was from a laptop or memory stick, the server that was imaged originally, or any of the dozens of tertiary servers that the site made use of, was never clear. What was made clear that nobody else knew that it existed, 'cept of course for me now. And DPR, of course, whose treasure it was he had looted. Wasn't there a record of where he had taken it from? Nope, he was a pro, and covered his tracks.

Let me say here, Chrysippus is wicked fucking smart. A fucking computer genius, a razor sharp mind, and an unbelievable eye for detail and minutiae. I hadn't heard anything about an encrypted wallet with 300k in it, and it was starting to seem plausible that he had in fact managed to gain possession of it without leaving any trace of its existence.

And Chrysippus had a plan; a long-term, well thought out plan, to get access to what was in his mind now his $75,000,000. Did I mention he was patient as all get out too?

The odds were, he and others involved in the investigation and prosecution of Ross Ulbricht figured, that he was going to be sentenced to between forty years and life. Nobody thought it would possibly be any less than that. And as I said, Chrysippus is nothing if not patient. His plan, while long term, was also pretty darned simple.

He was going to patiently wait for Ross to be convicted, and after he was convicted, he would eventually be transferred to a permanent home in a federal prison. Once there, it takes a while to go through intake, move to a temporary wing while being assessed, and it could take six months or more at the prison before he would be placed in what would become his 'permanent' home.

Once Ross was permanently housed, Chrysippus was going to work on getting people inside the facility, convicts and employees alike, to arrange it so he could communicate with Ross. (This isn't near as hard as it sounds. When I was in Max Security Wandsworth Prison at the pleasure of the Queen, one of my celly's had a brand new iPhone 4, and 'cause I was teaching him to grow, I got to make use of it on a regular basis.)

Now, this is where I come in. He figured, for whatever far-flung reason, that I could convince Ross to cough up the pass-phrase he needed. He also had a second theory, and that was that Ross only had 1/2 the pass-phrase, and I had the other 1/2. Either way, I am critical to his plan.

Timeline-wise, we're at about this time last year, mid-September 2014. He wants me to move to Singapore, where he can set up a safe house and know that I'm clear of the clutches of the DOJ.

I tell him he's on fucking crack, I'm not going anywhere under his control.

The guy is getting pissed at me for not toeing the line he's laying out. It's mostly entertainment for me. I have no interest in the millions he's offering me to assist in his plan, and it's also pretty obvious to me that if I did help, he wouldn't need me around after it's completion.

He continues to build up his bonafides for me.

He claims that his machinations have kept anyone from finding me so far. Now, he doesn't know where I am, but that's not because I'm hard to find. It's like him saying he's got a rock that protects me from lions—-I don't see any lions around, do you-—and taking credit for my lion-free existence. Plus, I like lions.

So he feeds me other tidbits, some minor that pan out right away, others major that don't come out for months and months.

In late October, this was before Halloween (I know this because I racked my motorbike into a tree on Halloween, so that date sticks in my mind.), he drops a couple of bombshells on me. First one, nob is a fed. That's no fucking surprise, what's the point. Chrysippus then details for me the antics of United States Drug Enforcement Agency agent Carl Mark Force IV and United States Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges, and the current state of the grand jury investigation into them. OK, I was a little bit gob-smacked. He gave me lots of details, and I gotta say I was impressed. This was one of those things, that when it became public, would pretty much seal Chrysippus as a source of accurate information not available to many, and his claims of being highly placed in the FBI would deserve serious merit.

He also stresses how stupid they were to do anything but just fucking hold onto their ill gotten gains. He proudly informed me that he had earnings of over 4 million dollars from his extra-curricular activities in the last few months alone. *His* long term plans consisted of hoarding his ill-gotten gains. When he had a few hundred million--that was his goal--he'd quietly retire to a tax friendly jurisdiction, and live the life he deserved. Meanwhile, there were so many opportunities for him.

You see, our friend Chrysippus fancied himself something of an Omar Little character, stealing and extorting from those that couldn't turn to the authorities. He was working on either worming or hacking his way into all the major markets. He was running his own little private operations on major DNM dealers, and in general cleaning up, in this, his new wild west.

His credibility lagged for quite a while, as the news of Force and Bridges failed to break. (I don't know for sure, but from what I gather Dratel wasn't even made aware of the grand jury investigation until November, well after I had got the news.) When the Ulbircht court case came along and still nothing, I teased him unmercifully. He was fucking livid, and it showed through in his messages to me.

Now, understand that we weren't chatting in real time, for the most part. I run a modified program that is compatible with torchat. (It doesn't however, log. It's also not Ricochet, I said compatible with torchat, eh.) We'd both leave our chat clients running pretty much 24/7, allowing for bad cellular service, thunder storms, coups, drunks hitting the main power lines for the island, etcetera. So often I'd log on to my computer to receive a [delayed] message or three from him. And sometimes they were rants, assuring me that fucking Force and fucking Bridges were going to be arrested any fucking day, I'd see. Other times, they were bits of information that I could follow up on over the next few weeks, to see he in fact *did* have information that only someone in his position could have.

And one day, he did something weird. I mean weird, even for him. He signed off one one of his rants with:

Just like that. Normally, it was Chrysippus, or nothing.

So I waited until we were chatting one time in real time, and sprung that one him. What was with the --cwt? Now, you can tell when someone is flustered, even in text. The cadence of the responses changes, they pontificate on off-topic themes while they think, or try to move the conversation to another topic. I kept bringing it back around.

Finally, he says that it stands for Carat, as in the unit for measuring the weight of diamonds. His code name, is in fact, he tells me, Diamond. From that day on, he used Diamond, dropping the Chrysippus he was so proud of, completely. (He retained the ZenChrysippus47e torchat addy, even to this day.) So there we have it, case solved. I don't think so, hmm.


When he is finally uncovered, and dammit I was close for a while there, I'm sure that at least two, and possibly all three, of those tag lines are going to become crystal clear. We'll see.

Many months later, when the Force and Bridges fiasco finally broke, he was fucking ecstatic. See, did I see now, did I? He was insufferably smug. He kept wanting me to follow this link, or that link, or read this article. Now, it may surprise you to know that I had zero interest in following all the DNM crap that's been going on the last two years. Finally I relented and allowed him to send me a few snippets of articles and court filings and whatnot, that confirmed the details of what he had been telling me. Later I did a bit of digging around on my own, and discovered that for all his hubris, Diamond had managed to leave out one of Forces major fuck-ups.

One day, using a fucking work computer, I believe, Force sent a message to Dread Pirate Roberts, and signed off on it...


Little bells went off in my head. I could see Diamond, as Chrysippus, doing the exact same thing when he was all excited and pissed off I wasn't taking him seriously. No doubt in my mind now. Chrysippus was going to figure in who Diamond was, and so will --cwt. Diamond, I think, was just a quick response the situation, and he insisted on using it exclusively now. Food for thought, for sure.

Now, over the next six months, past the trial and into March 2015, Diamond kept insisting that it was him keeping me safe. He also started to get nastier and nastier, because I refused to cooperate in his planning to obtain the keys to the encrypted wallet. I became inured to his regular threats, but I know he was serious. If I ever fucked up and fell into the hands of the Feds, he had the reach and knew the people, and most importantly had the funds, to have me killed. If I fucked up in SE Asia, whatever country, he'd reach out and have me killed. Basically, if I didn't do exactly what he wanted, or ended up in custody of any authority, he'd have me killed.

During that time, I was in and out of Thailand a few times, with no difficulties whatsoever. In December I obtained a retirement visa, which meant I didn't have to roll over sixty day tourist visa's, which required leaving the country, going to an embassy, and taking a couple of days to get another sixty day visa. (The 'visa runs' in the news they are cracking down on in Thailand are walk over/walk back, get a 15 or 30 day stamp, kinda things, and are kinda dodgy. I obeyed the spirit and letter of the law.) In March 2015 I checked in with immigration and confirmed my address, something you have to do every 90 days on a retirement visa. No problems with the authorities, at all. Hmmm...

In March, Diamond stepped it up a notch. At the beginning of the month, he gave me 30 days to go to a location of his choosing, and stay there until his plan was complete. At that time, that meant a long time. His plan was, and still is I believe (I'll ask him as soon as I post this, and send him a link, eh.) to make his move to contact Ross between Christmas and New Years. He feels that is when Ross would be most vulnerable. He's probably right.

On March 7, Diamond was once again fucking ecstatic. He was working on ripping off all the DNMs, and was often bragging about his skills and abilities. He was in the process of making an over $6,000,000 score in btc! He'd managed to get into one of the DNMs, root the server, and sat in the bush waiting to get an IP for an admin. He'd been successful in that a few weeks earlier, and had bribed/hired some folks to find the location of said admin. He demanded six million+ dollars (lots of jabs about him being the six million dollar man. Dude has a weird ego, man.), which they didn't have sitting around, unless they raped the market for it. But he had them by the fucking short hairs, man. This was a done deal, and I'd heard it from him first. Suck that, eh.

10 days later, Evolution market was no more.

Yeah, his bonafides were racking up, and I was for the first time really worried that this fucker was going to try and force me to do his bidding, or kill me. Or, more accurately, force me to do his bidding and then kill me. Either way, not good.

I made plans to relocate to another country for the usual reasons. You know, so I didn't end up dead.

Meanwhile in March, I started hearing about four men moving about the island, asking about me. These weren't locals, they were farang; rude white men. Two Russians, and two Americans. I doubt they worked for the DOJ. Diamond was getting serious, and I was keeping my head low.

In early April Diamond informed me that there was an Interpol red notice for me, and that officials in SE Asia had been requested to detain me. He insisted I was going to be rounded up any day now, and the only safe place was with him. Coincidentally, he had a team in Thailand right now, who could help me. Oh, joy.

Now, I had a pretty darned good relationship with the figures of authority on the island, to put it mildly. It was time to dust off those relationships, and see what's going on.

I jumped on a borrowed motorcycle (Don't ask about mine, the story still pains me.), and cruised down to a bar, just down from one of the police boxes on the island. Little local stations, consisting of usually about a 200 sq. ft. building, with tables and chairs outside. Casual little places, where the locals go to interact with the local police. I wander over to the police box, and nod at a uniform I know. He wanders over, and I ask him, are you guys looking for me?

No, *we're* not, but immigration is, I think. Yeah, here's the paper. He shows it to me, and sure enough, there's a really shitty copy of one of my visa pictures on there. Well, fuck.

In the interests of community support, I invite the fine gentleman back to the bar for a drink, and maybe he could find out what the immigration police wanted? Sure, he'd love to, so off to the bar we went.

He made a phone call, and about 15 minutes later a pickup truck with a couple of immigration police showed up, they sat down and we ordered a bottle of Sangsom Thai whiskey, and a bucket of ice. This was serious conversation we were having, and called for serious drink.

Yes, they were looking for me, they even had little flyer's in Thai with my picture, and offering a reward. Did I want them to go back to the office to get one? Erm, no thanks, I've already seen one, thank you very much anyways.

We ordered another bottle of Sangsom, that first one went fast.

How much was the reward, I asked.

Twenty thousand Thai baht, I was told. If the long arm of the US DOJ was really behind this, they were going all out. $700 or so. Wow. I left a bundle of 50,000 THB on the table to cover the tab, said good-bye to the smiling officials divvying up the loot, and headed home. Yep, it was definitely time to move on. You know, before the police or immigration folks found me.

I soon informed Diamond that I'm afraid his Russian/American tag-teams had missed me, I was gone gone gone outta the country, and how was his week going?

Well, you'd think I kicked his puppy! He went fucking mental, and started going on about his backup plan. He would kidnap Ross Ulbrichts sister, or mother, or ideally both. Get a video capable phone in front of Ross Ulbricht, and he'd give up that fucking pass phrase, and Diamond would have them tortured until he did. I had his bonafides by now, and knew him well enough to know he was serious about this. Come Christmas, if I wasn't well in position exactly where he wanted me to be, I'd be responsible for the results.

So, I still had some time, but really, what the fuck could I do?

Oh, he was bragging about how he did this, and how he did that, and left me a bit to work with. I've amassed thousand of hours on, and messages from technical irc channels that may be discussing issues he'd be working on/needing to know, and well over 10,000 emails of technical lists relating to the problem at hand. Did I think I could find him and stop him? Eventually, yes, but now he was getting serious about this kidnapping thing, and it was time to bite the bullet.

In this case, biting the bullet was turning myself in, because writing an anonymous postcard wasn't going to cut it. If I was to keep him from kidnapping those two women, which he'd do if I didn't turn myself over to him, I was going to have to turn myself over to the DOJ folks, so they could take the appropriate action to protect those people, and maybe even figure out just who this sick fuck was, and stop him.

Easiest thing in the world, turning yourself in, you'd think.

You'd also be wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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09 May 2015

Serrin Turner
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of New York
1 St. Andrew's Plaza
New York, New York 10007

by email:


My name is Thomas Clark.

A highly placed FBI tergiversator who goes by the alias 'Diamond' informed me

As Diamond appears to have access to FBI intelligence at a high level, please govern dissemination of this and future communications accordingly.



Mr. Clark
Version: GnuPG v2

Now, I know that's not exactly the most informative snippet from an email, but bear with me.

And yeah, I used the word 'tergiversator'. I'm sure Mr. Turner got one of the older children, or an adult, to help him use the dictionary to determine its meaning, so it's all good.

The contents of the email informed Mr. Turner that secret grand jury information, and the existence of a sealed indictment had been passed on to me by Diamond. I also touched on the fact that I was aware the authorities in SE Asia had been requested to detain me for extradition (That's the immigration police job in Thailand, btw.) I offered to cooperate with the service of the indictment on me, to wit, turn myself in. Releasing secret grand jury information, or even the existence of a sealed indictment is, I understand, a felony. Now revealing the existence of my *own* sealed indictment likely wouldn't be prosecutable. However, the information from that grand jury likely would be. So that's why that shit is redacted up there. Oh, and also, instructions on how to contact me, and a private PGP key so, you know, we can keep it all private and secure.

OK, then. Let's see how that goes.


I know it was opened and read.


I redoubled my efforts to track down Diamond. He was going to be going after the big markets, hell, the small markets too, as well as the major dealers. I don't have near his assets, or available personnel, so I cross the dealers, and the small markets, off my list, and concentrate on the large markets. He's going to try in get inside them. I'm going to try and get inside them first, and catch him. Oh, this is gonna be fun, eh. Now, I'm no über-hacker, or even a poor coder. I do have a good mind for how things work, and I can follow a flow chart. However, I have problems figuring out how to do a drop shadow in .css, and to me the ultimate html tag is the <blink> tag. I have a good eye for spotting weaknesses, and I'm not too shabby at social engineering. Jack of all trades, master of none.

Meanwhile, I furiously mended fences with Diamond. I wasn't taking him serious in the beginning, and even once I realized he was who he said, and he was amassing millions of dollars in ill gotten gains, it wasn't until he started obsessing on the kidnappings, that I realized I had a fucking lunatic on my hands. A lunatic highly placed in the FBI, with a massive off the books private budget, who thought that kidnapping and torture were the solution to his problems, and he starting to get a few other screws loose, as well. I do know how to pick my enemies, eh.

So towards the end of May, I convinced Diamond that I would in fact go along with his plan. I concentrated on the 'I convince Ross to give me the pass-phrase' version, but he was still going to plan the kidnappings. He wants me where I'll be 'safe', and we finally work out a compromise. I convince him that me sitting a room for six months waiting for this to go down is ridiculous. I said that in six months, at the end of November, I'd go where he wanted and we'd finish planning the operation. I also negotiated my cut from 10%, to a flat $15,000,000. The tiny fact that he agreed without much argument made it obvious that I was never going to collect, or perhaps wasn't even going to remain breathing.

I gave myself four months to see if I could uncover him. If not, I'd have to come up with something else. I spend the next four months, sixteen hours a day, trying to track that fucker down.

I also decided to take another shot at Mr. Serrin Turner, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Shit, that whole DNM thing was their bailiwick, and I'll give it one more try.

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27 May 2015

Serrin Turner
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of New York
1 St. Andrew's Plaza
New York, New York 10007

by email:


Mr. Turner, I am disappoint.

It has been over two weeks, and I have yet to receive a response to my previous email to you.

I am loath to communicate details concerning the rogue FBI character Diamond over insecure unencrypted email, as it has been made clear to me that my life would be in danger if I had any dealings with the U.S. justice system in any form.

Diamond has previously shown to have inside knowledge that would have only been available to someone with insider knowledge. On or about 30 October 2014 I was informed that nob/Force along with another player had abused their positions to steal over US$1.5 million. That later proved to be accurate.

On or about 7 March 2015 I was informed that a major 'Dark Net Market' would be closing within the next two weeks, as a result of the successful extortion of over US$6 million from the operators of the site by Diamond. Less than two weeks later Evolution market was gone. Diamond claims that total earnings from extorting similar sites is in excess of US$10 million.

Naturally I have been unable to determine whether or not Diamonds claim that there is a sealed indictement for me is accurate. I have been able to confirm that Cambodian and Thai border agents / Immigration Police have my picture and information, along with orders to detain me if I attempt a crossing or exit. There is also a cash incentive reward for information leading to my location and aprehension.

The scheme which Diamond is attempting to involve me in will yield over an order of magnitude more return than the Evolution extortion, some US$70 million+ in total.

Under the circumstances, I'm very concerned about falling into the clutches of Diamond, or subjecting myself to custody of the U.S. justice system, where considering the money involved, I would be in fear for my life.

I contacted you as it is obvious that Diamond has information that is closely related to investigations that your office is involved in. It occurs to me that your office may in fact believe that you are au fait with the situation vis-Ã -vis Diamond, inasmuch as this may all be the result of a sanctioned investigative process. If that is the case, may I suggest that it has run off the rails quite some time ago.

I intend to uncover the identity of Diamond; I have a pretty good idea how to go about that, and if you and/or your office are unable or unwilling to assist, perhaps you could pass my information on to someone who can.


Mr. Clark
Version: GnuPG v2


Oh, and the public key I supplied to Mr. Turner, and signed the emails with.




Once again, I know the email was read.


I had four months until my self imposed deadline. If I couldn't find him and stop him by the 26 September, I was going to have to come up with a Plan B.

This right here, what you're reading, is pretty much my Plan B.

I know, weak sauce, eh. I'm kinda disappointed in it myself.

However, I'm thinking this is going to be a *wee* bit harder to ignore than an email.

Now, I wasn't idle over the last four months.

Diamond was honing in on his next target, and it was going to be Agora. I stared at Agora until my eyes bled, until finally I saw a chink, a teensy tiny little opportunity, and one that I could use to my advantage. With the right timing, I could use that advantage to snare Diamond, and I spent a long time honing my fucking plan with him as target.

Annnnnnnd, Agora announces they're shutting down, thank you very much, and thanks for playing. Please tip your waitress on the way out.

I was, and still am, crushed. It was a damn good plan, and its usefulness disappeared with Agora.

I spent the next few weeks cadging Diamond for clues as to what he's up to next, but he's all curled up into himself pissed at missing taking down Agora, and all the btc that would have brought him. He's back talking about nothing but kidnapping again. Well, fuck.

Oh, I've started down a few roads with a few ideas, but honestly, there's now no way I can possibly do anything in time to stop the corrupt fucker.

Someone has to make sure he doesn't succeed in kidnapping Ross's sister and/or mother, and it would be kind of swell of them to make sure Ross doesn't come to any harm at the hands of one of Diamond's agents as well.

Diamond, suck it, you're not getting the $75,000,000.

Also, I'm not done with you yet.

If you want to talk to Diamond, I see him online, right this very fucking minute. The instructions to fire up a workable version of torchat that will talk to his old one are in one of the previous posts. Drop in and say 'hey' to him. Don't be surprised if he's in a bit of a bad mood. He's just going to be discovering he's been brought out into the sunlight.

And back several pages of this thread, the question was how have I managed to stay out of jail.

The answer is simple: the folks who should have been trying to put me in jail, didn't want me in jail. Likely still don't, but let's see where this goes from here, mmmkay? (Plus, the locals aren't to concerned with the affairs of a country thousands of miles away.)

And finally, if there's anyone at the DOJ who's not corrupt, isn't secretly involved in a DNM, or isn't too politically timid to deal with a hot potato, drop me a note. My email is I'd like to surrender. Again.

I don't see myself turning myself into any second tier nations authorities, it wouldn't likely take much cash spread around to end my life in a hurry. But I'm hoping we can work out a method for me to come in and defend myself against any indictment that may be hanging over my head. Let's see if the DOJ can manage to accept my surrender and not get me killed by one of their rogues in the process.