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 […]
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.
2 U.S. agents charged with fraud during Silk Road inquiry
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, […]
A Bitcoin company executive and a Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]