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Former feds charged with stealing Silk Road bitcoin


USA Today - (International) A former U.S. Secret Service agent surrendered to authorities March 30 and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent was arrested March 27 in connection to allegedly stealing over $1.5 million in bitcoins while investigating the Silk Road, a shutdown underground site that traded in illegal drugs, counterfeit IDs, and computer hacking software. The pair, based in Maryland, stole proceeds from the site and hid the funds in offshore accounts, often utilizing their positions in the government to obtain the bitcoins.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:53