30 Mar '15, 7pm

Silk Road agents charged with stealing seized Bitcoin

Ross Ulbricht is alleged to have made millions from running the Silk Road Two former US special agents have been charged with stealing large amounts of digital currency while investigating the notorious Silk Road marketplace. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) alleges that Shaun Bridges stole more than $800,000 (£540,000) in Bitcoin. His colleague, Carl Force, has also been charged with money laundering and wire fraud. Best known for selling illegal drugs, Silk Road was closed in 2013 following raids by the FBI and other agencies. The man accused of running the site, Ross Ulbricht, was convicted in February, and prosecutors argued that he had earned about $18m in Bitcoin from the operation. 'Fake online personas' Mr Force, who worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), served as an undercover agent during the investigation into the Silk Road. One of his tasks in...

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