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

The second week of the trial began here.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Jan 22, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 5:22 pm CDT

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

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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.

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

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Illustration by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Jan 22, 2015, 1:06 am CST