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Ex-DEA agent pleads guilty to stealing bitcoins during Silk Road investigation

Ex-DEA agent pleads guilty to stealing bitcoins during Silk Road investigation

A former federal agent has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $200,000 worth of digital currency and tried to sell law enforcement secrets to the mastermind behind the online drug market Silk Road, prosecutors announced Wednesday.  Carl M. Force, 46, of Baltimore pleaded guilty to extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice in federal court in San Francisco. “While investigating the Silk Road, former [Drug Enforcement Administration] Agent Carl Force crossed the line from enforcing the law to breaking it,” Assistant Atty. Gen. Leslie Caldwell said in a statement. “Seduced by the perceived anonymity of virtual currency and the Dark Web,...

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