U.S. Agent Gets Six Years Prison for Silk Road Bitcoin Theft

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A supervision representative who stole $820,000 in bitcoins while questioning an online drug mart was condemned Monday to roughly 6 years in jail after a prosecutor pronounced his deception amounts to a “breathtaking abuse of trust.”

Shaun Bridges, who worked for a Secret Service, hijacked a comment of an director for a Silk Road black marketplace website to syphon off bitcoins. The U.S. pronounced Bridges deserved a oppressive judgment since a director was operative as a supervision adviser and was put in risk when Silk Road’s owner insincere he was a burglar and attempted to have him killed.

A former Drug Enforcement Administration representative who worked with Bridges on a Silk Road examine was condemned in Oct to 6 1/2 years in jail after he too pleaded guilty to hidden bitcoins.

The government’s review of a Internet concert for drugs, hacker collection and other prohibited led to a self-assurance of owner Ross Ulbricht, who was condemned in May to life in prison.


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