Published on December 18th, 2016 | by bitcoin0
Silk Road Case Leads to a Third Corrupt Government Agent
Lawyers representing former Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht announced via a press conference that they believe they have discovered another corrupt government agent involved in the case.
Previously believed to be one of two corrupt government agents already discovered to be involved in the case, these new chat logs, hidden away on a backup server for an obscure subdirectory for the Silk Road’s forums, suggest that “alpacino” was a double agent, tipping Ulbricht off to government investigations in exchange for payment.
Silk Road case mired in ethical concerns
The investigation of Silk Road and Ulbricht’s prosecution have been mired in corruption and theft by government agents involved, a fact that Ulbricht’s defense has used to its advantage.
Before this most recent revelation, two agents, former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Carl Force IV and former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges, were caught stealing Bitcoin from Silk Road.
Beyond the ongoing appeal for Ulbricht, the Silk Road case is far from over.