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Ex-federal agents at center of Silk Road case charged with stealing bitcoins
Ex-federal agents at center of Silk Road case charged with stealing bitcoins

Two former federal agents at the center of an investigation into the black market website Silk Road, where drugs were sold for bitcoins, have been accused of stealing digital currency during the probe, according to court documents made public Monday. Carl M. Force and Shaun W. Bridges, who were both integral to the operation that ended with the conviction of the alleged founder of Silk Road, have been charged with theft of government property, wire fraud and money laundering, according to a 95-page criminal complaint unsealed on Monday. The complaint was filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.  Earlier this year, Ross William Ulbricht was convicted of...

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