The multibillion-dollar "plan of the century" aims to create a network of trade routes, rail lines, ports and highways, linking countries on four continents. Nearly 70 countries have signed on.
The creator of the shadowy online marketplace had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence.
Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.
Both officials — one with the Secret Service and the other with the Drug Enforcement Administration — were on a task force investigating the Silk Road online marketplace.
A New York jury took a little more than three hours today to convict the San Francisco man linked to the shadowy online marketplace that had been labeled the eBay of the drugs trade.
Among those held were the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0. Assets seized from Darknet sites, which allowed users to anonymously buy illegal products and services, included $1 million in Bitcoins.