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Federal prosecutors in NY charge 3 in drug website

Federal prosecutors in NY charge 3 in drug website
This frame grab from the Silk Road website shows thumbnails for products allegedly available through the site.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Three more men face charges for their alleged roles in the online black market website known as the Silk Road.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed an indictment Friday against Andrew Michael Jones of Charles City, Va., Gary Davis of Wicklow, Ireland, and Peter Phillip Nash of Brisbane, Australia. They're charged with narcotics, computer hacking and money laundering conspiracy.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Jones and 25-year-old Davis were site administrators. They say the 40-year-old Nash moderated a site forum.

Jones and Nash are both in custody. Davis is believed to be in Ireland.

The owner of the site authorities say generated $1 billion in illicit business already faces charges.

The lawyer who represented Jones in Virginia says his client waived a bond hearing there and was transferred to New York. It wasn't clear if Davis and Nash had lawyers.
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