Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A man from Missouri gets 12 years in prison after trying to buy a deadly chemical weapon using bitcoin.

The Takeaway:

A man from Missouri is sentenced to 12 years in prison for trying to buy a deadly chemical weapon from the dark web using bitcoin.

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Jason William Siesser, a Missouri man, tried to buy a lethal chemical weapon on the dark web paying for it with bitcoin. He told the potential seller that he intended to use it soon, thus killing up to 300 people. According to the DoJ press release, Jason William Siesser, 46, of Columbia, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and one count of aggravated identity theft on Aug. 4, 2020.


Siesser ordered two 10-milliliter units of the chemical and paid with bitcoin.

Last year in July, Siesser ordered two 10-milliliter units of the chemical and paid with bitcoin. The investigation revealed that after the units were not sent, Jason contacted the seller, revealing his gruesome intentions: “I plan to use it soon after I receive it.” Siesser ordered three 10-milliliter doses of the deadly chemical the next month and paid again with the same cryptocurrency. The purchase was for $150. Some estimations informed that he could have killed 300 people if he used it successfully. 


Jason received 12 years imprisonment after pleading guilty. 

The investigation revealed that Siesser suffered from severe heartache, anger, and resentment over a recent breakup. In a press release, the Justice Department stated that Siesser was filled with” desire for the person who caused the heartache to die.” Fortunately, law enforcement officials managed to track Jason’s criminal intentions. Controlled delivery of a package that contained an inert substance was sent to his home on Aug. 23, 2018. During Sissier’s home search, the officers also found other toxic chemical elements such as Cardium arsenide, cadmium metal, and a sizeable amount of hydrochloric acid.

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Jai Pratap
Jai Pratap
A Mass Media Graduate who loves to write. Jai is also a sports enthusiast and a big movie buff. He loves to learn new things.

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