WASHINGTON — A Missouri man was sentenced to 12 years in federal jail with out parole after making an attempt to buy a chemical weapon on the darkish net utilizing Bitcoin.
Jason Willima Siesser, 46, Columbia, admitted that he tried to buy the chemical weapon on two events between June 14 and August 23, 2018.
Siesser used the identify of a juvenile connected to a delivery tackle with out authorization and positioned orders for a extremely poisonous chemical in quantities that might kill many individuals. He used Bitcoin to buy the chemical.
Based on paperwork, Siesser ordered two 10 mL models of the chemical on July 4, 2018, however the vendor didn’t ship it at the moment. He contacted the vendor and on July 19, informed them that he deliberate to make use of it quickly after receiving it.
A month afterward August 5, Siesser ordered three extra 10 mL models and paid with Bitcoin. A amount that would kill 300 individuals.
Upon receipt of the bundle, Siesser signed for it and took it inside his residence. Regulation enforcement executed a search warrant the place they discovered the bundle contained in the storage subsequent to 2 different unopened delivery packing containers.
They discovered 10 grams of cadmium arsenide, a poisonous and lethal chemical if ingested or inhaled, about 100 grams of cadmium steel and about 500 mL of hydrochloric acid.
Through the search warrant, writings inside his house confirmed Siesser was going by heartache, anger and resentment over a breakup and needed the one who prompted the heartache to die.
The case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Legal professional Michael S. Oliver and Assistant U.S. Legal professional Brian Casey.
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