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Two federal officers charged with bitcoin during investigation

Two federal officers involved in the Silk Road investigation charged with stealing bitcoins during investigation
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 30, 2015 7:20 pm

Two former agents have been charged with stealing money while conducting an undercover investigation against Silk Road.




Carl Mark Force IV was a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent and Shaun Bridges worked for the US Secret Service - accused of taking bitcoins and converting them into cash, and then depositing it into their own accounts. Bridges allegedly ended up stealing more than $800,000 in bitcoins.


Force has been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and theft of government property, while Bridges has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering. Both men were part of a task force in Baltimore assigned with investigating Silk Road - and both men have resigned from their respective agencies, with additional details expected in the future.


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