Former Secret Service agent sentenced for corruption in Silk Road investigation
A former Secret Service agent was sentenced Monday to 71 months in prison for stealing bitcoins from vendors on the Silk Road, the now-shuttered underground marketplace he was investigating.
Shaun W. Bridges, 33, of Laurel, Maryland, must also forfeit US$650,000, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Bridges pleaded guilty on Oct. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to money laundering and obstruction of justice.
He was one of two federal investigators charged with crimes committed during the probe of the Silk Road, which was shut down in October 2013.