A California man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A federal jury found Ross Ulbricht, 31, guilty on charges that included conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, money laundering and computer hacking. The judge issued the most severe sentence possible, citing six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on Ulbricht's website and five people he allegedly tried to have killed.

In an exclusive television interview, Trish Regan sat down with his mother, Lyn Ulbricht, on "The Intelligence Report."

Ulbricht said that her son started the website based on his ideal of an open, free market.

"It turns out that there were two corrupt agents who were investigating the case, who were not only stealing money from the site, but had total, free administrative access to commandeer accounts, change passwords, change pin numbers," Ulbricht said. "And we have no idea how much the evidence was corrupted."

She added that she believes it's very possible that her son was framed.

"I feel that this is some kind of horrible nightmare that I can't wake up from and that it just doesn't fit at all," Ulbricht said.

She revealed that her son has told her that he will appeal his sentence.

Watch more in the "Intelligence Report" clip above.


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