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Ex-U.S. Agents Accused of Pocketing Bitcoins During Probe

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Two former federal agents who helped investigate the illegal Silk Road Internet drug emporium were charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital money.

The agents were part of a Baltimore task force whose investigation led to murder-for-hire and drug charges there against Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, who was separately convicted by a jury in New York of running a criminal enterprise that catered to hackers and drug traffickers.