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Ex-Secret Service Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing 820K from Silk Road Seizure

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin during an investigation of Silk Road, the Examiner.com reports. 

The former agent, Shaun W. Bridges, was accused of skimming $820,000 from the Silk Road seizure and was charged.

The computer crime expert was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, running a criminal enterprise and money laundering.

Authorities said Bridges transferred about 20,000 bitcoin from the Silk Road accounts.

DEA Agent Carl Force also is accused of stealing thousands of bitcoins during the road.

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