Shaun Bridges, a Secret Service agent who pled guilty to stealing from the Silk Road website while he was supposed to be investigating it, has been arrested again.
The 33-year-old Bridges was arrested at his home in Laurel, MD, on Thursday, just one day before he was scheduled to turn himself in and begin serving a 71-month prison sentence. The arrest was first reported by The Baltimore Sun.
The reason for Bridges’ re-arrest is detailed in documents that remain under seal at this point. However, prosecutors have detailed (PDF) some of what they found in Bridges’ home when they arrested him. In their view, some of the evidence suggests he was a serious flight risk. To wit:
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