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Secret Service agent to plead guilty to stealing $800K from Silk Road
One down, one to go.
One of the law-enforcement agents who allegedly tried to steal over $800,000 during a federal investigation into the Silk Road black market will plead guilty, according to court documents spotted by Forbes.
The alleged crimes of Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges and Carl Mark Force IV, a retired Drug Enforcement Administration officer, was revealed weeks after Ross Ulbricht was convicted on seven felony charges that landed him two life sentences in federal prison earlier this month.
Ulbricht’s defense team was unable to use facts relating to either Bridges or Force despite their central roles in the Silk Road investigations.
“The fact that Ross’ attorneys were not permitted to use this important information at trial was devastating to Ross’ defense,” Ulbricht’s mother Lyn Ulbricht told the Daily Dot when Bridges was first arrested. “These revelations of corruption cast doubt on the integrity of the entire investigation and the government’s case, including accusations of murder-for-hire, which we have always been certain were false.”
Bridges’ plea is scheduled to come in August, but the specifics are still being worked out between the government and defense.
You can read the court documents revealing Bridges’ guilty plea below:
Patrick Howell O'Neill is a notable cybersecurity reporter whose work has focused on the dark net, national security, and law enforcement. A former senior writer at the Daily Dot, O'Neill joined CyberScoop in October 2016. I am a cybersecurity journalist at CyberScoop. I cover the security industry, national security and law enforcement.