Two Ex-Federal Agents Charged With Stealing Bitcoins In Silk Road Case

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Two former federal agents accused of stealing bitcoins have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses, reports NPR. Carl Force, a formerly with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent, were part of a Baltimore task force investigating Silk Rod, the online marketplace often labeled the eBay of the drug trade. Force was given the task of establishing communications with Ross Ulbricht, aka "Dread Pirate Roberts," the San Francisco man linked to Silk Road. Ulbricht was convicted last month of drug and conspiracy charges.

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