Rogue federal agent to serve 6.5 years for Silk Street scandal
Former federal agent Carl Drive has been sentenced to 6-and-a-half years in jail for his position in obstructing justice whereas investigating the web black market, Silk Street. As Reuters tells it, prosecutors have been aiming for an extended sentence (87 months, or 7.25 years) however the protection was aiming for a brisk 4-yr sentence as a consequence of a historical past of psychological well being points. To again up that declare, Drive stated he did not perceive plenty of what he was doing. Even the film deal? Ars Technica stories that Drive should pay $337,000 in restitution to a CoinMKT buyer and $three,000 to an arrested Silk Street worker by the identify of Curtis Inexperienced. In the event you’ll keep in mind, the final federal agent concerned with the corruption expenses, Shaun Bridges, is awaiting trial, whereas Silk Street’s mastermind Ross “Dread Pirate Roberts” Ulbricht was given a life sentence for his crimes.
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