Two former Federal investigators who helped to shut down the infamous black-market website ‘Silk Road‘ accused of fraud and stealing more than a Million dollars in Bitcoins during their investigation.

Silk Road, an infamous online drug market that hosted more than $200 Million in transactions, was seized by the FBI in 2013, but during that period two of FBI agents took advantage of their position.

CHARGES AGAINST FEDS

The US Department of Justice indictment charges 46-year-old former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) special agent Carl Force, and 32-year-old former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges, with the following charges:

  • Theft of government property
  • Wire fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Conflict of interest
MILLION DOLLAR EXTORTION
Both Force and Bridges were part of Baltimore’s Silk Road Task Force to investigate illegal activity in the black marketplace.

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