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Silk Road Agent Shaun Bridges Gets 71 Months in Prison

Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent who stole more than $800,000 worth of bitcoins during the investigation into darknet marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to 71 months in prison. In June, Bridges pleaded guilty to siphoning off the bitcoins from Silk Road before moving them an account on Mt. Gox. At the sentencing in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg called the...

Corrupt Silk Road Agent Carl Force Gets 78 Months in Prison

Former U.S. federal agent Carl Force has been sentenced to 78 months in prison. The sentence is substantially more than the four years of prison time sought by his attorneys while less than the 87-month prison sentence requested by U.S. prosecutors. After pleading guilty to bitcoin theft and extortion during the government investigation of dark web drug marketplace Silk Road, rogue federal agent...

Second U.S. Agent To Plead Guilty to Bitcoin Theft

The second of two former U.S. government agents charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin has reached a plea agreement with the prosecutors. Carl Force, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, was charged with stealing bitcoins during the investigation of the illegal Silk Road Internet drug emporium, according to Bloomberg. The investigation led to the...

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