31 Mar '15, 11pm

5 other insane things a corrupt DEA agent did while allegedly stealing Bitcoin from Silk Road

5 other insane things a corrupt DEA agent did while allegedly stealing Bitcoin from Silk Road

According to the complaint, once Force started transferring Bitcoin from Silk Road and its founder into his accounts, he had to figure out how to turn it into cash, which involved opening accounts with many payment platforms, including virtual currency ones like Bitstamp and BTC-e, and normal ones all of use, like Venmo. Last year, some of Force’s activity looked suspicious to Venmo, so the start-up froze his account. Force tried to get Venmo to unfreeze his account by “flashing his DEA badge” in an e-mail sent from his personal account. After they ignored it, Force sent them a fake subpoena from the DEA, again from his personal account. Venmo thought that all of this looked a wee bit suspicious, so they reported it to Force’s superiors at the DEA. Force then e-mailed Venmo, telling the company to ignore the fake subpoena he’d sent. At the same time, in March of 2014, Forc...

Full article: http://fusion.net/story/112680/silk-road-agent-carl-mark-...

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