Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Former Secret Service Agent found guilty
Former Secret Service agent guilty of bitcoin theft
1 September 2015
From the section Technology
The Silk Road operated via the Tor dark web network and was active for about two years
A former US Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to stealing $820,000 (£521,000) of bitcoins during the investigation of the Silk Road website.
Shaun Bridges was part of the federal task force that helped investigate and shut down the Silk Road – an underground marketplace for drugs.
The Silk Road’s founder, Ross Ulbricht, was sentenced to life in prison in May for running the site.
The theft was carried out while the investigation into the Silk Road site was ongoing.
In early July, former US Drug Enforcement Agency agent Carl Force pleaded guilty to three charges in connection with more than $700,000 in bitcoins he had stolen from Silk Road users.