FBI Agent Admits to Stealing Silk Road Bitcoins Seized by U.S. Marshals
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Back in 2015 two rogue U.S. Secret Service agents, Shaun Bridges and Carl Mark Force, were caught and sentenced to prison for stealing funds while investigating the first high profile darknet market the Silk Road. Now according to reports, Shaun Bridges plead guilty on August 15 for moving 1,600 bitcoins of seized bitcoins confiscated by federal authorities. The tale of the underground Silk Road marketplace seems to never end, as U.S. prosecutors have recently charged former special agent Shaun Bridges with money laundering crimes. According to Ross Ulbricht's family, Bridges and Carl Mark Force tainted the entire Silk Road investigation and Ulbricht's hearing as well. Ulbricht's defense said Force and Bridges had access to Silk Road administrator passwords, they could commandeer accounts, including DPR's, access private bitcoin keys, bank accounts and more. Bridges has admitted to stealing millions of dollars worth of seized bitcoins, stolen before the two officers were taken into custody. What do you think about the rogue agent Bridges being charged for money laundering and stealing 1600 BTC from the Feds? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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TIL that the FBI seized 144,000 bitcoins from Ross Ulbricht (silk road guy) in 2013 following his arrest and conviction. They were valued at close to $28.5million at the time of seizure. They're now worth $1.9billion.
TIL that FBI maintains a bitcoin wallet. The wallet comprises of bitcoins that FBI has seized from many sources. After the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the person behind Silk Road, all his Bitcoins were confiscated. This made FBI the holder of the largest wallet of bitcoins in the world.
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The US government will auction $18m worth of the virtual currency Bitcoin, seized by the FBI when it raided the notorious Silk Road online marketplace last year. After Silk Road seizure, FBI Bitcoin wallet identified and pranked. In the the arrest of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht the FBI seized around 26,000 Bitcoins. Bitcoin being seized. The bitcoins on SilkRoad have been seized by gaining access to the private keys of the SilkRoad's wallets. Government agencies have seized bitcoins once before in a similar fashion from a customer of SilkRoad. $3.6m are somewhere around 30k Bitcoin out of the around 11.75m currently existing. The original Silk Road marketplace has been shut down for well over seven years now and to this day, 444,000 bitcoin worth $4.8 billion is still missing. Just recently, a report focused on those ... After selling bitcoin seized from the Silk Road, the government netted $48 million, but could've netted $600 million if it sold them today. ... Had the government sold the bitcoins now, it would make over $600 million, as one bitcoin is trading at $4,231.29 at press time. When contacted by CNBC about missing out on over $550 million, Justice Department spokeswoman Dawn Dearden stated that the ...
U.S. Marshals are auctioning off 18 million dollars worth of Bitcoins, which they acquired during the seizure of Silk Road's assets. What gives the U.S. gove... The Bitcoin Group #59 - Bitcoin Bill -- Bitcoin Giving Tuesday -- Silk Road Auction 2.0 -- BitLic... World Crypto Network. Loading... Unsubscribe from World Crypto Network? Cancel Unsubscribe ... Skip navigation Sign in. Search In 2013, the FBI raided and took down Silk Road the notorious black market website offering drugs and other illegal trades. Along with the site, they arrested the alleged head honcho, Ross ... Cape Town, South Africa -- I'm hoarding hyperinflation and I'm coming in for a hard landing. -- Here are today's MadBits: Bitcoin prices are steady. near the $100 mark. With a Last of 102, a High ...