For­mer U. S. agent to plead guilty

Los Angeles Times - - HIGHWAY 1 -

Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say a for­mer spe­cial agent with the U. S. Drug En­force­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tion has agreed to plead guilty in con­nec­tion with the theft of dig­i­tal cur­rency dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into online drug mar­ket Silk Road.

De­tails of the plea agree­ment be­tween the gov­ern­ment and Carl Force of Bal­ti­more were not dis­closed in court doc­u­ments.

Pros­e­cu­tors say Force stole dig­i­tal cur­rency and ex­torted Silk Road op­er­a­tor Ross Ul­bricht, who was con­victed of cre­at­ing the mul­ti­mil­lion- dol­lar mar­ket­place for illegal drugs and other con­tra­band.

Force and for­mer Se­cret Ser­vice agent Shaun Bridges were charged in the case in March. Bridges has also reached a plea agree­ment.

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