Federal Agents Busted for Bitcoin Theft



Two federal agents were charged Monday with laundering bitcoins while building the government’s case against black-market website Silk Road. Carl Mark Force IV of the DEA allegedly asked Silk Road administrator Ross Ulbricht to pay him $250,000 in the anonymous cryptocurrency to not disclose information to the government.

Shaun Bridges of the Secret Service is accused of stealing more than $800,000 of bitcoins that he controlled during the investigation. (Silk Road reported a massive bitcoin theft around that time).

The feds shut down Silk Road and arrested Ulbricht in 2013. Ulbricht was convicted of drug running in 2015. Read more at USA Today.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


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