Earlier this week, federal prosecutors dropped a bombshell in the aftermath of the Silk Road trial: they indicted a Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent on criminal charges for wire fraud and money laundering.
As we reported earlier, Shaun Bridges and Carl Force, respectively, were a computer forensics expert and lead undercover agent in charge of communicating with Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), the operator of the Silk Road site.
This week, Mark Karpeles, the disgraced former owner of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange site, released a few bizarre messages that he exchanged in April and May 2013 with Force over LinkedIn. At the time, Silk Road would have been about two years old.
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