DEA and Secret Service agent charged in Silk Road fraud schemes


Former DEA agent Carl Mark Force IV and former Secret Service agent Shaun W. Bridges were charged this week with money laundering and wire fraud stemming from their involvement in the Silk Road dark web undercover investigation.

According to the recently unsealed complaint, both men diverted Bitcoin exchanged during undercover trades into personal accounts they conrtrolled. Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht was convicted in February, but the new revelations raise the possibility of appeals.

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