Guilty plea in theft of bitcoins
A former Secret Service agent will plead guilty to charges connected with the theft of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug bazaar Silk Road, federal prosecutors said.
Shaun Bridges of Laurel, Md., was charged in March with stealing $820,000 worth of the virtual currency after authorities said he obtained passwords to the multimillion-dollar marketplace for illegal drugs.
“Mr. Bridges accepts complete responsibility,” said his lawyer, Steve Levin. “He’s regretted his action from the start.”