29 Sep '15, 10pm

Rogue FBI Agent Searching for Lost Bitcoin, Silk Road Advisor Alleges

A corrupt FBI agent is planning to extort $71m from Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht, according to new allegations from a former Silk Road advisor. In a forum post issued this weekend and later publicized by Motherboard , Variety Jones, an account understood to belong to one of Silk Road's key advisors, released details of his alleged correspondence with an agent known as 'Diamond'. In it, he claims the FBI employee – a seasoned extortioner – has obtained a forgotten Silk Road wallet said to contain more than 300,000 BTC ($71.4m ), and that he sought to use blackmail and torture as a means to gain custody of the funds. Though the post was issued by the Variety Jones account, a subsequent investigation by VICE published earlier this month identified the man as a 50-year-old Canadian man named Roger or Thomas Clark . The FBI agent purportedly contacted Clark due to what he...

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