Shaun Bridges, corrupt Secret Service agent already “serv”ing 71 months for money laundering and obstruction of justice while investigating Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, got an additional two years for lifting over 1600 Bitcoins from a Secret Service-controlled wallet.
This was separate from his Bitcoin theft from the Silk Road investigation itself.
As we previously reported, Bridges could have received up to 10 additional years for the latest offense.
Bridges was actually caught a day before he was scheduled to turn himself in for the first theft with bags containing a passport, offshore account records, a non-US citizenship application for his wife and multiple bulletproof vests. In other words, he was apparently set to get out of Dodge and cash in his ill-gotten Bitcoin chips at the time of his second arrest.
They also noted in 2016 Bridges was suspected of perpetrating multiple Bitcoin thefts from US law enforcement agencies months after the agency was urged to block his access.
As we reported above, Ulbricht lost his 2017 appeal to the Second Circuit Court. He is now appealing to the Supreme Court to overturn that decision.
According to Nasdaq, the unlikely challenge hinges on the Federal Government’s warrantless surveillance of Ulbricht’s internet activity and the prosecution’s reported withholding of criminal activity by Bridges and fellow investigator-turned-criminal Carl Force (of the DEA) during Ulbricht’s trial.
Ulbricht, 33 (below) was moved to a high-security prison in Colorado to continue the double life sentence for his nonviolent crimes last fall.
Kannon K. Shanmugam (below), who defended Alonzo King in the horrifying Maryland v. King decision, will reportedly argue for Ulbricht if the Supreme Court picks up the case.
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