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  • Former federal agent pleads guilty to extortion

    A former undercover drug agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to extortion and other charges after authorities said he used his position to steal more than $700,000 in digital currency, most of it siphoned from an online drug bazaar known as Silk Road that he infiltrated as part of a federal investigation.
  • 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...

    Visa, MasterCard: Cards can't be used to pay for Backpage.com adult ads

    Visa, MasterCard: Cards can't be used to pay for Backpage.com adult ads
    Visa on Wednesday became the second major credit card company this week to stop allowing its card to be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com. The decision came after a request from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who wrote to both Visa and...

    Prosecutors: Ex-federal agent to plead guilty in theft case

    Prosecutors: Ex-federal agent to plead guilty in theft case
    A former Secret Service agent will plead guilty to charges connected with the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into online drug bazaar Silk Road, federal prosecutors said. Shaun Bridges of Laurel, Maryland, was charged...

    Virginia 17-year-old pleads guilty to using Twitter to help Islamic State

    Virginia 17-year-old pleads guilty to using Twitter to help Islamic State
    It's been a busy day for terrorism prosecutions in the United States. On Thursday, officials announced new charges or guilty pleas in three separate terrorism-related cases in Virginia, New York and Florida. Two of the cases involve defendants in the U....