31 Mar '15, 2am

Silk Road investigators charged with bitcoin theft

The allure of bitcoin was too great for two former United States government agents who were part of the investigation into the Silk Road online underground marketplace. The agents, former US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) special agent Carl Mark Force, and former US Secret Service special agent Shaun W Bridges, are facing charges for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency. According to an affidavit (PDF) unsealed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, both Force and Bridges allegedly used their membership of the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force to illegally obtain bitcoin and other funds. According to the affidavit, with a testimony by special agent Tigran Gambaryan of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations, Force was the lead undercover agent in communication with the Dread Pirate ...

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