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Former US intelligence agent accused of stealing bitcoins in the case of Silk Road



Two former US federal agents have been accused of Bitcoin stealing and money laundering in the investigation of the site's activity Silk Road - the online platform for drug trafficking. This is stated in the press release of the Ministry of Justice.

Ex-employees of the Office for Drug Control and the US Secret Service - Karl Mark Force and Sean Bridges felt under suspicion. They were members of undercover operations, which were aimed at studying the Silk Road. They were both charged with fraud and embezzlement of state property, force was also charged with money laundering.

Security services received Bitcoin from the federal government. The duties of the Force was to communicate with the user under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts, behind which the site owner Ross Ulbricht. However, the agent "secretly registered additional users and engaged in illegal activities aimed at his personal financial gain," told in the ministry.

According to investigators, officers of the Drug Enforcement through fake characters asked the authorities to investigate Bitcoins, but later transferred them to a personal account. Presumably, the Force has also sold the site participants information about the investigation, in which he participated. The Ministry of Justice did not specify the amount of loss suffered by the state.

Bridges suggests a consequence, translated into your account of $ 800 thousand, which he received for scrutiny. These funds he translated into Japanese exchange digital currencies Mt.Gox, where operations are carried out between Bitcoin and national currencies. Bridges surrendered yourself Force was arrested on Friday, March 27.

Two former US federal agents have been accused of Bitcoin stealing and money laundering in the investigation of the site's activity Silk Road - the online platform for drug trafficking. This is stated in the press release of the Ministry of Justice.

Ex-employees of the Office for Drug Control and the US Secret Service - Karl Mark Force and Sean Bridges felt under suspicion. They were members of undercover operations, which were aimed at studying the Silk Road. They were both charged with fraud and embezzlement of state property, force was also charged with money laundering.

Security services received Bitcoin from the federal government. The duties of the Force was to communicate with the user under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts, behind which the site owner Ross Ulbricht. However, the agent "secretly registered additional users and engaged in illegal activities aimed at his personal financial gain," told in the ministry.

According to investigators, officers of the Drug Enforcement through fake characters asked the authorities to investigate Bitcoins, but later transferred them to a personal account. Presumably, the Force has also sold the site participants information about the investigation, in which he participated. The Ministry of Justice did not specify the amount of loss suffered by the state.

Bridges suggests a consequence, translated into your account of $ 800 thousand, which he received for scrutiny. These funds he translated into Japanese exchange digital currencies Mt.Gox, where operations are carried out between Bitcoin and national currencies. Bridges surrendered yourself Force was arrested on Friday, March 27.

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