Two federal agents have been charged with money laundering and wire fraud in connection with the undercover investigation of Silk Road, the website that sold drugs and other illegal items.
One of the agents, Carl Mark Force IV, was also charged with theft of government property and conflict of interest, according to The New York Times. Force worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration. The other agent, Shaun W. Bridges, worked for the Secret Service.
According to the allegations, Force stole “Bitcoins” and converted them to his own personal use. Bitcoins are the digital currency that was used by buyers and sellers on Silk Road. Force obtained them in his capacity as an undercover agent, the complaint said.