Federal Agent Pleads Guilty for Involvement With Online Black-Market
Once worked part time as an undercover drug job member admitted sense of guilt to various charges including extortion, on Wednesday a former agent who.
Apparently the previous DEA representative was able to take near 750 thousand dollars in Bitcoin utilizing his position working for the federal government. The previous representative, Carl M. Force can now be seen in shackles and his prison uniform being toted to and from the San Francisco Jail as he enters the court house.
The Silk Road Marketplace was the biggest and one of the first Darknet Markets. Ultimately closed down by authorities in October 2013 when representatives arrested the operator. The operator behind the darknet market was a guy named Ross Ulbricht who had actually been utilizing the alias Dread Pirate Roberts. Ulbricht was detained by authorities and has been handed a sentence of life in jail without parole. The Silk Road was running over $215,000,000 in sales of unlawful items including drugs and hacking services at the height of its ever growing popularity. Deals took place through a layer of the web called the Darknet using a special Tor Browser which hides its users identity.
the District Judge Seeborg was informed by Force's lawyer that the representative struggles with a number of psychological disorders consisting of anxiety and stress and anxiety. Ex-Agent Force met the Silk Road Kingpin, Ross Ulbricht, during his investigation where he worked undercover as a significant league drug pusher who also had connections to assassins. Just a few years ago Ross Ulbricht was captured and sentenced to life in jail without the possibility of parole for leading the huge underground drug marketplace which was pulling in over 200 Million Dollars in annual sales.
Months ago a male who worked as a representative for the Secret Service named Shaun Bridges also just recently confessed guilt to charges of theft. Bridges entered his plea mid August of 2015 after also being charged with taking electronic funds from the Silk Road Marketplace. Supposedly, Shaun Bridges stole an even bigger amount of the anonymous cryptocurrency called bitcoin, which totaled to over 800 thousand dollars while examining Ulbricht's Drug Bazaar, The Silk Road Market. Shaun Bridges is only 33 years of ages and was also accuseded of obstruction of justice and laundering of the stolen money.
Bridges and Carl Force both were representatives relied on to examine the Darknet Marketplace, but instead chose to engage in prohibited activities while doing this. Both Former representatives pleaded guilty to the primary charges including Money Obstruction, extortion and laundering back in July 2015 and might face over 20 years in Federal Prison.
Agent Bridges was straight included in the Federal Task Force based in Baltimore that was in charge of investigating the Silk Road.
Ulbricht was informed by Agent Force he masqueraded under the function Nob, that he had delicate and important information about the examination by the FBI into the Silk Road. While still working for the DEA, Force created incorrect personalities in order to trick the Online Drug Kingpin into handing over extra funds and getting more of Ulbrichts trust.
Presumably the former DEA representative was able to steal near 750 thousand dollars in Bitcoin using his position working for the government. The former agent, Carl M. Force can now be seen in shackles and his prison uniform being carried to and from the San Francisco Jail as he gets in the courthouse. Months ago a male who worked as a representative for the Secret Service called Shaun Bridges also just recently admitted sense of guilt to charges of theft. Ulbricht was informed by Agent Force he masqueraded under the role Nob, that he had delicate and important info about the investigation by the FBI into the Silk Road.
The Dark Net