Former US federal agent pleads guilty in Silk Road case

A former federal agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing Bitcoins while working undercover on a US government investigation of Silk Road, and to soliciting payment from the online black market’s operator. Force is one of two federal agents so far who have been charged with crimes in connection with their roles in investigating Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, a special agent with the Secret Service, obtained access to a Silk Road website administrator account just before a huge theft of Bitcoin from the website.

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