1/ Ross Ulbricht was *NEVER* offered a 10-year plea deal.
This is a LIE that has recently been shared online.
A “10-year-plea deal” cannot be supported by any document. It never happened.
More info: freeross.org/misinformation/…
2/ Ross faced 10 YEARS TO LIFE if he pled guilty and 20 YEARS TO LIFE if he chose to go to trial. In both cases, prosecutors told Ross they’d recommend LIFE to his judge.
Not knowing the risks of going to trial & after being advised by his attorneys, Ross chose to go to trial.