One of the US Secret Service agents accused of stealing thousands of dollars in bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace while investigating the site will plead guilty, according to court documents.
A document spotted by CoinDesk said that former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges' case has been separated from that of Carl Force, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
"Defence and government counsel are arranging an arraignment date to coincide with a guilty plea in August 2015," the document said.
The two men were charged by the Department of Justice in March for "a broad range of illegal activities" enacted during the investigation and take down of the infamous Silk Road cyber black market.
Bridges is alleged to have illegally siphoned off $800,000 worth of bitcoins into his personal bank account during the investigation which he is believed to have moved and hidden using Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt Gox.
He then moved from money from Mt Gox before issuing a seizure warrant against the site, ensuring that the money was not affected by the closure.
Force was accused of selling information about the government's investigation and using his power as an agent to force an unnamed digital exchange to freeze a customer's account and then transfer the money to his own account.
Silk Road was a deep web black marketplace known to facilitate the trade of illegal substances, such as class A drugs, and tutorials on activities such as making explosives and hacking ATMs. The site also offered contact information for hitmen.
The site took payments for services in the cryptographic bitcoin currency, and is believed to have generated sales of more than 9.5 million bitcoins (£739m) before being shut down in October 2013, when its founder, Ross Ulbricht, was arrested.
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