Better late than never, but justice has been served – According to a report in archiv.ihned.cz, The owner of Sheep Marketplace Thomas Jiřikovský – who was responsible to one the biggest exit scam in Dark net history of around $40M at the time (when the Bitcoin value was extremely high) was arrest for money laundering after purchasing a luxury house and trying to launder the stolen money, after converting it from BTC, using fake companies and transferring it to his girlfriend account.
Here are the Stolen BTC – the house Thomas Bought.
Full Translation of the Czech article:
Credit for the translation and the notes: /u/karelb – who was also among the first investigators to identify Thomas as the owner of sheep, shortly after the scam (Eva’s denial can be found here).
Notes about the translation:
The article is a bit confused, mixing narratives together – mixing official “sheep market” narrative (meaning, someone external stole it) with Tomáš’s official narrative (“I had nothing to do with it, it was on my server by acciddent”) and with police story (“he has the money, we proved it”). It also doesn’t really mention it was darknet marketplace with drugs, it only mentions that it was “an online marketplace”, and it says that Tomáš was the hacker that stole the money – but again it’s a confused article in general. So at times it doesn’t make that much sense, I think that’s because the reporter didn’t really follow the case that well and mixed stuff together. Anyway, let’s do this.
How the bitcoins were laundered: millions from abroad, a house written* on granddad
(*note: this idiom – “written on somebody” – means in Czech “officially owned by”, “officially done by” – as in, officially granddad owned it)
- Police officers blocked house costing 8.7 million Czech Crowns bought by Czech programmer for suspicious bitcoins
(note: all amounts are in Czech Crowns, 1 million is 36.300 eur / 39.000 usd, 8.7 million is 316.000 eur / 340.000 usd)
- Czech from Hodonin (city in Czech Rep.) area is being investigated for stealing money from online market, from which 100 million Czech crowns disappeared
- Czech criminals are increasingly using the virtual currency for saving their gains, say Ministry of Finance dirty money detectives
Laundered house: villa in Lužice [<,- a small town] is, according to police, a “proceed of crime”. It was supposedly used for laundering dirty money. That’s why police seized it.
Last year in January, a new bank account of 26-years old Eva Bartošová had a payment, that made Air Bank (Czech Bank) safety controls flash (an idiom). Almost 900 thousand Crowns from a foreign company that exchanges virtual bitcoins into real money.
The young woman could not credibly explain to the bank officers the source of the money. Only additional investigation revealed that millions already went using this road. And that behind it was a certain Tomáš Jiřikovský, that was connected by amateur internet investigators with stealing money from web marketplace Sheep Marketplace, where people traded in large numbers with the bitcoin currecy. The damage was described by the operators of the marketplace as more than 100 million.
(My note to the above: as I said, the article is confused.)
According to HN (<,-short for the news name, Hospodářské Noviny), police officers seized his house near Hodonín, that he bought for bitcoins and that he wrote on his granddad.
“The case is in a phase where we cannot comment”, told Petra Vedrová, a police spokesman for South-Moravian district.
Profesor signed, grandson paid
The story can however be reconstructed from documents saved on cadaster (note: I don’t know how is it in other countries, in Czech we have a cadaster with information about real estate ownership – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadastre , and it’s perhaps suprisingly public and open). According to the decree about seizing the house with a pool and garden in the town of Lužice the police officers wrote, that the programmer Jiřikovský and his wife Eva Bartošová (note: the girl from earlier) from laundering dirty money. The 8.7 million, that was used to buy the house, can be from the funds stolen from Sheep Marketplace.
“Your money, our provisions, all were stolen”, wrote the operators of the marketplace on their web not long before they had to close it two years ago. They thought that someone found an error in the system and took 5400 Bitcoins. According to the exchange rate at the time, around 109 millions.
(My note: Again, they are confused and keep on writing that sheep was some legit online marketplace and Tomáš is the hacker that stole money from it.)
The officers of Ministry of Finance’s Financial Analytical Office, that are detecting suspicious transactions, mapped how the Jiřikovský’s money travelled. They first left from the abroad company Bitstamp Limited, that is selling and buying bitcoins. The millions then arrived with several transactions either on the account of Jiřikovský and Bartošová, or on the account of the real estate company and the lawyer that worked on the house sale. Part of the money went to the original owner of the house, another part of the money went on her bank as one-time payment of a mortgage.
The house is however in the cadaster written on Jan Goliáš, a granddad of Jiřikovský, that added no money to the transaction. That it was just an effort to conceal the real owner is demonstrated by the police by the fact that Jiřikovský was the one that insured the house.
“The real estate properties were fully paid by the finances, acquired by the transactions of the virtual currency bitcoin,” say the detectives. Jiřikovský, according to bank data, took 839 thousand Czech crowns in cash from bank. Again from bitcoin.
The mobile number, that was used by Jiřikovský before, is owned by somebody else. HN tried to contact his wife through Facebook – but without a reply. And his granddad Goliáš was not available in his office on Mendelev University. On this university the 74-yeat old professor works as a renowned expert on fruit production
(Note: the next two paragraphs are writtten very confusingly.)
Jiřikovský never talked publicly, at the time of the Sheep Marketplace affair he made an announcement that he only allowed the so-called webhosting – meaning that for money he allowed place and service for other internet pages. Even a website that a fans of Sheep Marketplace made. But he had nothing to do with the market.
When Jiřikovský found in the fall 2013, that the web is illegal, he turned it off. He did not expand on why it would be illegal, but it could have something with drug selling, that people today sometimes buy with bitcoins.
Key question: the money origin
Because of the police silence we cannot tell, how deep are the police officers in the case. If they only investigate money laundering, or if they want Jiřikovský for his role in stealing money from the marketplace.
They should, because so-called “legalization of procceeds of crime” can only be proven if the police officers clearly name the exact crime where the dirty money comes from.
In the past the detectives thought that they are on a trace of 5.3 billion laundering in Prague exchange. They stopped the investigation of the owners – they couldn’t prove that the money were dirty. (not sure if they are talking about BTC exchange, probably not, the money is too big for that and this paragraph is kinda irrelevant)
The worldwide trend of dirty money ending in bitcoin more and more is confirmed by the Ministry of Finance specialists.
“We detected a growth of suspicious trades, where the gains from criminal activity end up in virtual currency,” warned last year annual report of Financial Analytical Office.
Full details about the Sheep marketplace scam can be found here (among some other details)
This was the doxxed owner of sheep that turned out to be the real person behind the market:
In Dec-2013, during a media interview – Thomas denied being the person responsible for the Sheep Marketplace scam, Thomas was never arrested until know, even though that his name details were well known and reported to the Czech police soon after the scam.
Some more pictures of the house he bought using the stolen BTC:
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Karma is a bitch, hahahaha 🙂
He and his girlfriend have ruined so many lives i hope his life is ruined gready fat bastards hope he suffers
I hope he´ll get raped badly
Why didn´t someone just killed him? I thought here were just tough Gangsters
or just shouting kids?
GOOD. Fuck this fat ugly faggot hope he rots in jail for life. Get Kimble and Verto next LE.
paybacks gonna be a bitch. i don’t think this guy is gonna make it past next week lol. they’ll prob find him dead somewhere with his dick cut off and in his mouth.
well his girlfriend must be know that he scammed alot people, rape her too.
fukn othhhh get the bitch MAKE IT KNOWN THIS SHIT CANT HAPPEN AGAIN!
THEN GO AFTER THE REST OF HIS FAMILY
there is money for anyone who kills this guy and his family.
In the jailhouse 20 big gay nigger will break your dirty ass with a huge dick 15 inch long.
Your fat will be eat for my pork and your GF bitch will be a sexual toy for ISIL terrorist.
uh…,.he’s in gaol in Czechoslovakia…,..there ain’t any fckn niggers there, AFAIK !
MUUUHHAHAHAHAHAHA TAKE MY $600AU TO THE GRAVE BITCH
What a dumb ass, never buy expensive shit for a while when getting away with a ton of cash. His life is over literally, I wonder if the prisoners will torture him first or just off him. Pretty sure all those “bounties” members possibly posted if legit are gonna be renewed.
Hahahahaha stupid Fatboy with his stupid Bitch..
…, he really deserved to die ! Ill hope one day
we can read this in the News, and eva this bitch too..
Take my Money into the Grave, thats what i paid for!
I’m affraid that this fatso won’t die of natural causes…,
Wash your hair, baby.
guess this guy will be fucked very soon. i give him 3 days
Bastard stole my twenty quid.
I think those solar panels belong to me …,. maybe i’ll go get them
These are not solar panels, but a pool cover…,
prepare your anus fatty…,
hahahahaha fat idiot
This cunt’s dox have been published for a while now, yet he still roams this earth with a beating heart. Just look at him, fat ugly bitch who’s gonna get F***** nice and hard in the prison bathroom for the rest of his worthless miserable existence. BURN IN HELL
Those are some beautiful bitchtits, they will love him in prison!
from dependeble source:
granpaw tommy jiri is corrupt LE and pulled the ultimate scam : grandson can go shovel his own sheep manure in jail and he can enjoy the $$$ and the mansion .
This son of a bitch is still alive?
Justice has been served?
Comments on this page are scary.
What goes around comes around.
Ripping off drug and arms dealers is a bad idea. This guy isn’t going to be alive in 2016.
Noone is going to rape him and there are no niggers with 15″, cocks in middle of EU.
Also-he is alleged, noone proven it’s him. He might just be a busy bee, named person could in fact be running other OP and LEAs could have just done their work badly as always, blaiming someone that fits the profile.
You shouldn’t post tendentional articles, deepdotweb.
See how idiotic are reactions of the commenters above. And that’s only because the way it’s written. You’re no journalist and you should learn to write correctly, without adding your own opinion that should NOT be present in a good news source.
Title of this article says ‘,Breaking: Sheep Marketplace owner arrested’, but the article clearly states he was hosting the place for someone else. Then the linked article continues saying ‘,he is alleged to rob the place’, nothing confirmed etc.
You’re becoming really shitty lately, deepdotweb. It’s sad.
I hope that someone’s gonna do the same to you, to dox you and allege you of stealing or something…, Then, you’ll get the feeling of what you actually did.
This is the last time, honestly, I’m reading this BS server and I hope that other people can see that as well. You’re not the only source of the deepweb news.
You seem to think this pack of goons will have the balls to go after somebody, guess what? His dox were put on reddit, SR and BMR before here and nobody went next nor near him. That would take balls and these idiots haven’t even the balls to get their own drugs without having a screen between them and a dealer.
Deepdotweb: if he’s going to get killed, you have blood on your hands.
Not even LEA said it was him, they’re saying it COULD be him, they didn’t prove anything yet, except for buying expensive house for BTC. Don’t get hasty in your judgement.
Even with all that money he STILL couldn’t get a hot girlfriend that fat fuck
hahahaha i had to lmao at that comment!
New Homes for Tommy Chongs Emporium. Best hash direct from nth India.
Find me on Grams. tomchong
just a guess, but did you use google translate to translate the article? No offense, but translation is awful, here.
dude, we can only dream about google translate producing such translations…, maybe in a few years or so
youtube sheep owner quote “living the exotic car dream”
sheep market owner loved his cars so much he had to show the world his exotic car journey to the world on youtube https://youtu.be/E-XBkUuA5a4
Comments here are a joke, the guy that doxxed him hadn’t the balls to go after him, could be a millionaire by now. The twats who were scammed did fuck all, this guys dox were public 18 months ago and now everyone cheers for LE. FFS keyboard warriors are dumb but what you expect from a pack of morons that can’t even get their own drugs on the street.
Joe the idiot. Don’t you know the darknet is the only way to get pure drugs and not the crap they sell on the streets? Don’t you know some people have to go to dangerous places to get drugs risking their lives?
Thats simple, if you’re too afraid to go buy drugs yourself, don’t.
As for only darknet markets have pure drugs, are you that simple minded that you think theres no drugs outside if darknet? You can tast drugs not matter where they come from. I know of plenty of guys selling good stuff, I know others that sell shit, its isn’t rocket science to find what you want. If you got money you can get what you want.
Please have an open mind to what im about to say cause i think this is whats happening, ive been thinking about this a long time, im a vendor on agora and only in agora because i think its the only site i can trust, evo always scared the shit out of me because of how things were run, things were fucking great on that site, and that always made me feel that it was run by LE (i also think this page is run by LE and GRAMS).
After they got silk road the figured if you cant beat them join them, join them to see how they operate and then lets bust them, its the only way you can do this if you are LE and i think this is exactly whats going down, PROJECT DEEP DOP WEB is in action so lets find a way to find the RATS.
I agree with you 200%. thanks to all DM that are working hard to fix the problem.
yea you fucking fat bitch! you best pray that they keep you in prison cause if you ever get out they gonna find you with a columbian necktie from one or several of the people you ripped off in your scam. JUSTICE AT LAST (and hopefully street justice to come next)!
on the other hand i hear so many people celebrating his as of yet prison rape and id like to remind you all that he lives in the Czech Republic and not every country has a prison rape culture like the USA and South Africa. i don’t know how things work in the Czech Republic but i do know for at least in my country prison/jail rape is non-existant.
good comment. These people commenting about rape are sick. True Americans! No blacks = No prison rape. That’s why it’s US and SA as you said. Animals, savages is unfortunately what the Africans still are. Very few of them are civilized yet- Homosexual animal anal rape- a hallmark of what the Africans give us in the rest of the world.
So what exactly would LE gain from running deepdotweb? Nothing illegal here, they can have mt IP or email for coming here its legal. They are going to have to prove I use a market instead of just being interested in this.
Disinformation sir. But something tells me you already know that.
his girlfriend has nice tits id shag her
honestly i dont blame him for takein shit even if i did lose money im sure alot of you dudes got your bread back up. dude had a kid he wanted out the game plan and simple so mite as well take everything with you if you know you can get away with it you mite as well do it but in this mans case he got nigger rich and he put a red flag up for him self
Nice titties boiiii, dem prison dawgs will like dat
Man, some of the comments here are pretty sick. Killing and fucking and dick sucking. Sure he ruined the lifes of many people, but people chill with the gorish fantasies.
wow he’s STILL alive.
What the FUCK. I’m NOT happy he’s in the hands of LEO.
This fat fuck owes a lot of money, $1200 to me personally.
Some people lost $50,000+ easily im sure…,.
his gf has some nice titties though.
I just stumbled upon this, previously I thought he went into hiding, but now we’ve got some pictures…,and more names…,and leads to family.
Goodluck Fat Phuck Tomas, you’ll need it mate.
Put em in a pit of hungry wild dogs…,.
Yeah all this talk about getting raped in prison. Let me tell you something, I just got out of prison in the U.S., and although 90% of the prison system is “niggers”, there isn’t anybody getting raped in there.LMAO…, On another note, I feel for all the people who got ripped off. Thankfully, I wasn’t one of them. One thing that I don’t understand, is how there are so many people that are “rooting” for LE and saying that LE should go and get “so&,so”. That shit is crazy. LE is the enemy. And I’m not condoning this “fat-fucks” actions in any way but fuck the police. For Real.
Be Safe and stay Sucker Free!!
Bunch of edgy kids, he had the opportunity so he took it, 99% of you would do the same.
Jinak pro toho kdo ten clanek psal v tehle letech bylo lehký okrádat přez btc a myslím si že si to stopro dělal taky.
Not a smart guy. When he got identified, he should have left Europe and started a business somewhere else where he could have easily laundered the money and then have it in properties and stocks (Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon etc etc). What a dumb fuck. Amateur!