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Dodgy bitcoin rustling DEA gets over 6 years
Another Bitcoin case has come to a close and another name has been added to the crytopocurrency's hall of infamy: Carl Force. The dodgy DEA agent – whose nefarious misdealings during the Silk Road investigation were uncovered earlier this year – has been sentenced to 78 months in prison.
Reuters reports that Force 'fessed up to charges of extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said the scope of his betrayal was "breathtaking."
Force was part of the team looking into Silk Road, the shady darknet drug marketplace that was shut down in October 2013,
He told the judge: "I'm sorry, I lost it and I don't understand a lot of it." When it comes to bitcoin he is probably not the only one. Which is why it's more than likely we see a few more scandals on the horizon.
Photo: Vincent Diamante