Silk Road Mastermind, Ross Ulbricht, Appeals Conviction and Life Sentence

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13:  Max Dickstein stands with other upporters of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal court house on the first day of jury selection for his trial on January 13, 2015 in New York City.  Ulbricht, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused by the US government of making millions of dollars from the Silk Road website which sold drugs and other illegal commodities anonymously. (PHOTO CREDIT: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 13: Max Dickstein stands with other upporters of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal court house on the first day of jury selection for his trial on January 13, 2015 in New York City. Ulbricht, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused by the US government of making millions of dollars from the Silk Road website which sold drugs and other illegal commodities anonymously. (PHOTO CREDIT: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ross Ulbricht, convicted ringleader of the drug trafficking website Silk Road, is appealing his conviction and lifetime sentence.

The appeal was submitted to the United States District Court in Southern New York on Monday, Motherboard reports.

Ulbricht was convicted by a Manhattan federal jury in February on all seven counts, which included narcotics and money laundering conspiracies.

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SOURCE: TIME, Fortune, Christopher Matthews

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