Friday February 28, 2020

The Road to Hell: The Wicklow computer whiz caught up in the Silk Road drug sting

Last June, Gary Davis was at Body and Soul Festival. This summer, the young Wicklow man, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is in a New York jail. Newly-unsealed documents show how he became a central figure in the Silk Road drug scam on the Dark Web

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
9th June, 2019
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Gary Davis: ‘I have come to understand that a civilised society is built upon the rule of law’ Courtpix

After committing a felony from “the comfortable anonymity of a computer” in the bedroom of his parents’ Wicklow home, Gary Davis is currently sharing a cell with 25 other prisoners in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

While imprisoned in the facility referred to as the ‘Guantanamo Bay of New York’, he has been caught in the “crossfire of pepper spray” and got a rash on his skin from dirty water dripping on...

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