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US Secret Service Agent Get 2 Extra Years for Silk Road Bitcoin Theft

A former U.S. Secret Service agent who was sentenced to 71 months in prison in 2015 for stealing thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin during an investigation into darknet marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to an additional two years in prison for another cryptocurrency theft. Shaun Bridges, 35, was sentenced by the U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco yesterday...

$6.7 Million: Rogue Silk Road Agent Pleads Guilty to Another Bitcoin Theft

CCN previously reported that former U.S. Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges had pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice while investigating the Silk Road case. At the time, Bridges admitted he stole over $800,000 in bitcoin while serving on a Baltimore task force investigating the dark web marketplace. Bridges was then sentenced to 71 months in prison. At the time, Drug...

Ex-Cop Caught in Undercover Sting Pleads Guilty to Selling Bitcoin Mining Hardware

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A former New Jersey police officer is reported to have plead guilty to attempting to sell stolen bitcoin mining hardware, according to NJ.com. Vincent Saggese, 34, is reported to have admitted to meeting an undercover agent last year where he is alleged to have tried selling computer equipment including bitcoin mining equipment from KnC Miner. A ten-year veteran of Plainfield Police Department...

Former Secret Service Agent Bridges Suspected In Additional Bitcoin Thefts

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Shaun Bridges, the former Secret Service agent who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $800,000 in bitcoin while investigating Silk Road, is suspected in two other theft cases, according to a recently unsealed affidavit, Reuters reported. Bridges is believed to have stolen $700,000 of bitcoin from a Secret Service account three months after the agency was urged to remove his access to the...

Prosecutors Want Evidence Against Bridges Kept Sealed As Investigation Continues; Additional Bitcoin Theft Claimed

Federal prosecutors say details about the second arrest of Shaun Bridges, a former U.S. Secret Service agent charged with stealing in the Silk Road investigation, must remain sealed, in part, because they believe there are one or more co-conspirators, according to a filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Authorities charged Bridges and former DEA agent Carl Force with...

Judge Sentences Silk Road Administrator; Corrupt Agent Gets Rearrested

U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Md. sentenced a Utah man whose faked murder helped law enforcement put an end to the Silk Road Marketplace, according to The Baltimore Sun. The court sentenced Curtis Clark Green, a senior administrator for the Silk Road website, to time served -- two days -- and four years of supervised release for his role in running the site. Green, 50 was awaiting sentencing...

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...

Former Secret Service Agent Pleads Guilty In Silk Road Case, Tried To Change Identity

Former U.S. Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering and obstruction of justice while investigating Silk Road, according to Bloomberg. Bridges admitted he stole $820,000 in bitcoins while serving on a Baltimore task force investigating the Silk Road Internet drug emporium. Bridges agreed in June to plead guilty to the charges. During Monday’s hearing, a federal...

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