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Ex-Secret Service agent who investigated Silk Road may have stolen another $700,000

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    Plead guilty, then steal more seems to have been the motto of a former corrupt federal agent involved in the Silk Road investigation.

    Ex-U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Shawn Bridges, who was part of Baltimore’s Silk Road Task Force and stole $820,000 in bitcoins during the investigation that led to Ross Ulbricht’s conviction, eventually pled guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice. Bridges, who had served as the forensics and technical expert on the task force, was sentenced to nearly five years, 71 months, in prison. Yet newly unsealed court documents show that Bridges is suspected of stealing another $700,000 in bitcoins after he pled guilty but about two months before he was sentenced.

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