SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge in San Francisco has sentenced a former U.S. Secret Service agent to federal prison for money laundering.
35-year-old Shaun Bridges of Laurel, Maryland got a two-year sentence on Tuesday after an earlier guilty plea.READ MORE: First Alert Forecast: Severe Thunderstorms May Move Into The Area Monday
Bridges was arrested two years ago for allegedly stealing 1,600 bitcoins from a digital wallet belonging to the U.S. government.
In addition to prison time, he must forfeit bitcoins and other virtual currencies valued at $10.4 million.READ MORE: Van Hollen Suffered Minor Stroke In Western Maryland Over The Weekend
Bridges was a special agent working in the Baltimore field office for six years. At one point, he worked on the “Silk Road” investigation into the illegal online marketplace.Up To $16K Reward Offered For Tips About Murder Of East Baltimore Pregnant Woman And Fiancé
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