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Young housewife unmasked as French ‘dark web’ boss

PARIS: A 28-year-old housewife with no criminal record has been unmasked as the woman behind a major French "dark web" site which sold drugs and guns until it was shut down last week. The woman was among four people arrested last Tuesday when intelligence agents closed the Black Hand website, where fake ID documents and stolen bank data had also changed hands for more than two years. Agents from the DNRED intelligence agency seized nearly 4,000 euros in cash and around 25,000 euros ($29,000) in online currencies while…

French woman ‘faked kidnapping’ to be with lover

MENDE, France: A French court on Thursday handed a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped -- sparking a massive search -- in order to be with her lover. The court in the southern town of Mende also ordered 25-year-old Sandy Gaillard, an activist with the far-right National Front party, to pay a fine of 5,000 euros ($5,800) and seek psychological help. Gaillard, who was separated from her husband, was living with a boyfriend in the nearby town of Rieutort-de-Randon when she came up…