Published on September 1st, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Guilty plea received from former Secret Service Agent in theft of Bitcoin in Silk Road
SAN FRANCISCO – A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into the online drug bazaar Silk Road.
Shaun Bridges entered the plea Monday to money laundering and obstruction charges in federal court in San Francisco.
He acknowledged stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoin after getting access to Silk Road, the multimillion-dollar marketplace for illegal drugs and other contraband.
Bridges was part of a task force investigating Silk Road.
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent on the task force, Carl Force, was accused separately of selling information about the investigation and has pleaded guilty to extortion and other charges.