Silk Road: DEA and Secret Service Agent Charged With Fraud

A former DEA and Secret Service agent have been charged in Baltimore with stealing bitcoins while working undercover on the Silk Road investigation.

The former agents are Carl Mark Force IV, who worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, who worked for the Secret Service.

Mr. Force is being charged with wire fraud, theft of government property and money laundering; and Mr. Bridges is being charged with wire fraud and money laundering, according to an affidavit filed in the United States District Court in San Francisco.

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    Is it really stealing... (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 02:16:29 PM EST
    when it's already stolen?  They should at least call it re-stealing.

    FYI, bitcoin miners capable of legally (none / 0) (#2)
    by Mr Natural on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 08:43:45 PM EST
    generating one or two bitcoins a week cost as little as $795.

    What is $795 in terms of criminal defense attorney time - two, three, four hours?  

    It must be off the charts embarrassing to tell your family that you've devolved from a hotshot HomeSec Swinging D to just another accused D/H in the US Attorney's gunsights.

    Not to mention the pain of watching the AUSAs bigfoot you the same way they bigfooted people you busted, before you got caught.


    There must be a good book and movie (none / 0) (#3)
    by ruffian on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 01:12:24 PM EST
    in this story somewhere...I hope Kurt Eichenwald is working on it.

    Baltimore is John Waters' backyard. (none / 0) (#4)
    by Mr Natural on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 05:23:41 PM EST
    - And it's close to Mortville.  That would be a good place to find peers for these two "alleged" sleazeballs.