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Two federal agents in Silk Road case criminally charged
Two federal agents in Silk Road case criminally charged

Two former federal agents from Maryland involved in the investigation that shut down the Silk Road online drug marketplace have been charged with stealing digital currency as they worked the case, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday. Carl M. Force, 46, who was a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun W. Bridges, 32, who was a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service, had been assigned to the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force. Force was tasked with establishing communications with Ross William Ulbricht, who was also known as "Dread Pirate Roberts" and ran the site. Ulbricht was convicted last month in federal court in New York. During...

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