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Jun 18, 2015

Ex-U.S. agent charged in Bitcoin theft to plead guilty

One of two former U.S. agents charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital money during the investigation of the illegal Silk Road Internet drug emporium reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Shaun Bridges, who worked for the U.S. Secret Service as a computer forensics expert, was part of a Baltimore task force […]

Mar 31, 2015

U.S. agents in Md. accused of siphoning $1M from Silk Road

Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the illegal black market Silk Road website while they and their agencies were operating an undercover investigation of the online drug bazaar.

Mar 30, 2015

2 U.S. agents charged with fraud during Silk Road inquiry

2 U.S. agents charged with fraud during Silk Road inquiry

Sep 5, 2014

Silk Road drug dealer sentenced to 6 years

A former drug vendor on the Silk Road website, Jacob Theodore George IV, 33, of Edgewood, Maryland, on Friday was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to six years in prison. According to his plea agreement, from at least November 2011 to Jan. 18, 2012, George sold heroin and other drugs via Silk Road, […]

Jan 27, 2014

2 Bitcoin operators charged in ‘Silk Road’ bust

A Bitcoin company executive and a Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering.

Dec 13, 2013

Judge: Silk Road doctor has drug abuse problem

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware doctor charged with illegally selling drugs on the underground website Silk Road has a serious drug habit herself, according to a federal judge who has ordered the physician to remain in custody. In a detention order directing gynecologist Dr. Olivia Bolles be held pending trial, Magistrate Judge Sherry Fallon noted […]

Dec 12, 2013

Doctor to be held on Silk Road drug sale charges

WILMINGTON, Del. — A federal judge has ordered that a Delaware doctor charged with illegally selling drugs on the underground website known as Silk Road be held in custody until a trial. Following a detention hearing this week, the judge ordered that Dr. Olivia Bolles be transferred to Florida to face the charges against her. […]

Nov 7, 2013

Man pleads guilty to playing key role in Silk Road drug site

A Utah man pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge Thursday for his role in an online black market known as the Silk Road that authorities say brokered more than $1 billion in transactions. The guilty plea from Curtis Clark Green, 47, comes one month after federal authorities shut down the drug-dealing website, which used […]

Oct 4, 2013

Attorney denies California man ran Silk Road drug website

SAN FRANCISCO — An attorney for a San Francisco man has denied charges that his client operated an encrypted website where users could anonymously shop for drugs such as heroin and LSD. Public defender Brandon LeBlanc said in brief remarks after a hearing on Friday that defendant Ross Ulbricht denies all the allegations. He declined […]

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