One of two former US agents accepted that he had pocketed a thousands of dollars in Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation, reports Bloomberg.
Shaun Bridges, who worked as a forensic expert for the US Secret Service, reached a plea agreement with the prosecutors over his alleged role in degrading the Baltimore task force’s investigation. He accepted that he stole around $820,000 in Bitcoins, all of which belonged to the Silk Road’s mastermind, Ross Ulbricht, who recently was given a lifetime in prison for operating the internet’s most notorious drug bazaar.
“Mr. Bridges has regretted his actions from the very beginning,” Steve Hale Levin, a lawyer for Bridges, told Bloomberg in a phone interview. “His decision to plead guilty reflects his complete acceptance of responsibility and is another step towards rehabilitation.”
Bridges will be tried on charges related to money laundering and obstruction of justice, and will be expecting to receive a minimum of 10 years in prison. He is scheduled to submit his plea on August 31st this year.
While Bridges might be at peace with himself, Carl Force, another accused in obstructing justice during the Silk Road probe, is still pleading