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Silk Road DEA agent ordered held pending trial
Silk Road DEA agent ordered held pending trial

A federal judge on Thursday ordered a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent charged with stealing money while investigating an online drug marketplace to be detained pending trial. Prosecutors said Carl Mark Force IV's law enforcement training and knowledge of illicit "deep web" sites for his undercover work investigating the Silk Road operation made him a potential danger to the community. "He could certainly procure additional identities and/or weapons from any number of successor sites that have replaced Silk Road or Silk Road 2.0," prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan in a written motion. Force's attorney, Ivan J. Bates, said in an...

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