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Garland, Samuel & Loeb Secures Sentence of a Year and a Day for Client who Stole 53,000 Bitcoins Worth up to $3.4 Billion

In 2021, John Garland, Amanda Clark Palmer, and Don Samuel, defended a man from Gainesville who was charged with wire fraud involving stealing 53,000 bitcoins from the Silk Road darknet market in 2012. When the Government' seized the bitcoin they were worth roughly $3.4 billion, making it the second largest financial seizure in US history. The GSL team was able to secure a negotiated plea which resulted in a prison sentence of a year and a day. GSL's client will likely serve only five months in custody.