The official Silk Road trial court transcripts you’ve been looking for

After unexpected fireworks in the first week of the Silk Road trial, the second week kicked off on Tuesday.

The prosecution challenged, with serious success, the defense’s ability to delve into Homeland Security investigations into alternative suspects. In return, lead defense attorney Joshua Dratel claimed his case was being “eviscerated” in an “unfair” matter.

Here’s how the first two days of week two unfolded, according to official court transcripts:

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Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill is a notable cybersecurity reporter whose work has focused on the dark net, national security, and law enforcement. A former senior writer at the Daily Dot, O'Neill joined CyberScoop in October 2016. I am a cybersecurity journalist at CyberScoop. I cover the security industry, national security and law enforcement.