Silk Road Creator's Lawyer Blasts U.S. Investigator's Plea Deal

The lawyer for convicted Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht said Friday an ex-Secret Service agent's expected guilty plea to stealing more than $800,000 of bitcoins during a probe of the black market website shows the investigation was corrupt. Shaun Bridges, the former agent, has agreed to plead guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice, according to papers filed on Wednesday in San Francisco federal court. Bridges and a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, Carl Force, were charged in March for stealing bitcoins during a probe of Silk Road, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs before the government shut it down in 2013.