Federal Investigators Allegedly Get Greedy, Face Charges in Silk Road Case (April 6, 2015)
Two agents involved with the investigation of Silk Road, a Website that backed bitcoin transactions and was shut down by the FBI, face federal charges of money laundering and wire fraud, among other alleged crimes. Carl Force, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service, were assigned to the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force. Force is charged with wire fraud, theft of government property, money laundering and conflict of interest; and Bridges is charged with wire fraud and money laundering. Read the full criminal complaint here. The FBI shut down Silk Road last year after an undercover investigation allegedly revealed widespread illegal activity, according to a lawsuit authorities filed with U.S. District Court in New York.
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