back to article Second agent takes plea deal in Silk Road misconduct case

The agent accused of extorting Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht out of his Bitcoins while investigating the case has agreed to a plea deal. In a filing (PDF) to the San Francisco District Court, prosecutors said they had agreed to a plea deal with former DEA agent Carl Force on charges of obstruction of justice and "money …

  1. Khaptain Silver badge

    Plea deal or not

    Just allow the man to occuy the cell next to Ulbricht for the next 25 years without bail..... He deserves nothing more really.

    Ulbricht was on the wrong side of the law from the beginning - so he got sent to jail for a long time when he got caught.

    The agent on the other hand, used his "cops" badge as a means to levy something illegally.. He should get sent to jail for even longer...otherwise Justce stands fro nothing....

    He deserves just as much as Ulbricht.....The courts made an example of Ulbricht, the same level of punishement should be given to the Agent.. both were profiting from the same crime after all.

    Or do Agents have some kind of Deity status that allows them to walk free when commiting serious crime?

    1. Naughtyhorse

      Re: Plea deal or not

      Justce stands for nothing.

      I could have told you this ages ago.

  2. LucreLout Silver badge

    Hmm...

    The one that didn't sell information... I can see how a short sharp shock of a few years in jail would work and set an efficient message. But in the case of the one that flogged information on the investigation to its target, well, that deserves a very very long spell in jail.

  3. thomas k

    hmm, did he also

    regret what he'd done from the very beginning?

    1. AbelSoul
      Trollface

      Re: hmm, did he also

      Oh yes, he regretted what he'd done from the very beginning sooooo much that he continued to do the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning right up until he was caught doing the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning.

      And now he wishes he had never done the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning. However, he also takes full responsibility for doing the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning and this is *yet another* brave step on his journey towards rehabilitation.

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