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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Federal Agents from Silk Road Case under Investigation

Federal Agents from Silk Road Case under Investigation

Federal Agents from Silk Road Case under Investigation

Added: Sunday, April 5th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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One of the DEA agents is accused of extorting cryptocurrency from the Silk Road’s operator, while second agent is also charged with money laundering and wire fraud. It turned out that the undercover DEA agent created more than one alias during investigation: in his capacity as a DEA agent, he used the alias “Nob”, but besides that, Carl Force also created “French Maid” and “Death from Above” aliases. The latter were not sanctioned by the agency and were used by the agent to extort money from Ulbricht. Silk Road’s operator filed a complaint against the agents in a US district court.

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Ross Ulbricht was arrested back in 2013 after a 2-year investigation. A month ago he was found guilty on multiple charges including money laundering and conspiracy to traffic drugs. A few days ago, Ross filed a complaint against Carl Force, describing how he was assigned to the FBI investigation. Ulbricht claims that Force stole and converted for personal use thousands of Bitcoins that had been sent to him in his official capacity. According to the complaint, the agent deposited money into his own personal accounts instead of turning them over to the government.

Shaun Bridges is another secret service agent charged in relation to this fraud. While Carl Force was involved in communication with Dread Pirate Roberts, Shaun Bridges was a computer forensics expert. Apparently, both agents had expertise in cryptocurrency, and Force used his position as a federal agent to illegally run background checks for the benefit of a Bitcoin exchange company CoinMKT, which has over $100,000 of his private investments.

For some reason, Carl Force made little attempt to hide his activities: the FBI revealed that his personal checking account showed incoming deposits of more than $750,000 over one year. In addition, the two agents set up Bitcoin investment properties: Quantum Investments and Engedi LLC, perhaps with the aim to hold and reinvest the stolen money.

Finally, in communication with the Silk Road operator, known under the alias “Dread Pirate Roberts”, Carl Force also created a fictional insider source in the government agency, whom he was allegedly feeding insider information and extorted money from Ulbricht for that. So, now the DEA agents are charged with money laundering, wire fraud, theft of government property and conflict of interest.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Sunday, April 5th, 2015



Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

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posted by Turtle (2015-04-05 13:11:06)
zacsawyer avatarToo funny!

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posted by Turtle (2015-04-05 16:54:15)
Warwicked avatarProhibition of alcohol failed when 90% of government agents were on the payrolls of the organized crime bosses. The true story behind the movie American gangster exposes the truth concerning corruption of law enforcement in the 1970's illicit drug game.

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posted by (2015-04-05 21:12:00)
Solcis avatarWarwicked, it's even worse than that. A lot worse. See Kill the Messenger, which was released a few months ago. It's Gary Webb's true life story about uncovering the CIA's involvement in bringing in many tons of coke into the US. Then see The Mena Connection on Youtube. It's a lot like Gary Webb's story, only about another guy who discovered that tons of coke were being flown into Mena airport in Arkansas by the CIA. All on Bill Clinton's watch as the CIA's favorite governor, ever. The drugs were sold for cash on the black market, then those proceeds were laundered into buying weapons and other goodies to fund private wars all over the world. Nicaragua was #1, but the money flowed to wherever weapons were needed to unofficially boost US power and influence by some of the biggest companies in the world at the time.

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posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanKitty (2015-04-05 21:52:30)
SirSeedsAlot avatarAn investigation by a major Mexican newspaper, El Universal, has concluded that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency entered into agreements—dating back to 2000 and continuing through 2012—with Mexico’s largest drug trafficking gang, the Sinaloa Cartel. ENDQUOTE...Google it. DEA is bad blood

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posted by (2015-04-06 06:41:49)
No avatarHe was framed...

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posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-04-07 01:21:48)
analogkid6103 avatarWhenever the stuff gets thick all involved end up dirty.



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