A Secret Service agent who stole money seized by the government in the
investigation of underground drug bazaar Silk Road is now suspected of
stealing money in at least two other cases, according to court filings
unsealed on Thursday.
In the larger of those cases, he is thought to have been behind the
theft of about $700,000 worth of Bitcoin from a Secret Service account
three months after the agency was urged to block his access, the
Former agent Shaun Bridges pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced in
December to nearly six years in prison for stealing more than $800,000
of the crypto currency Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation.
- Kamis, 14 Jul 2016
- Penulis: Joseph Menn, Reuters