Silk Road, the dark web marketplace founder Ross Ulbricht, wrote to Bitcoin Cash supporter, Roger Ver, seeking his favor in getting mercy for his ongoing double life sentence in the United States Penitentiary Florence High in Colorado.
Ulbricht in his letter to Ver highlights that his only hope now lingers on a presidential pardon, adding, “Despite your generous assistance throughout my legal battles, especially at first when very few were coming to my aid, I have lost time and again in court. We gave it a great effort, but the deck is so stacked there’s little chance of winning no matter how much money and talent goes into it. Now my best hope is convincing the president to commute my sentence.”
Going further Ulbricht also asked for support from the crypto community in his quest. He urged through the letter to Ver and other influential people in the crypto community to make a video clip to gain the confidence of the U.S. President Donal Trump in granting him the pardon.
The campaign to grant Ulbricht clemency started nearly a year ago, and the petition for this already has 115.000 signatures in Change.org website. Apart from this the campaign also has the support of a state senator and a political party. Last year in July, during its annual convention the U.S. Libertarian Party passed a resolution urging the Trump to grant Ulbricht a full pardon.
Former chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, Darryl Perry, in their yearly convention said Ulbricht is a “political prisoner.”
Last year in October, adding his voice to the campaign Eric Brakey, then a U.S. Senate Candidate and a Maine State Senator said the founder of Silk Road has been treated on unfair terms by the criminal justice system of the country.
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