The 22-year-old could face up to 40 years in federal prison
Cornelis Jan Slomp, a 22-year-old Dutch national, has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to drug charges that could carry a total sentence of up to 40 years.
Slomp been in federal custody since August, when he was arrested at Miami International Airport with $20,000 in cash and a rented Lamborghini. Agents also reportedly seized about $3 million in bitcoin, a digital currency common preferred by Silk Road users because it’s generally regarded as difficult to track, from Slomp.
A federal investigation into Slomp’s activities began in April of 2012, when an envelope from the Netherlands containing ecstasy in an empty DVD case was seized at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Agents traced that envelope, and about 100 others, to Slomp’s Silk Road account.