"Computer forensics expert Bridges belonged to the Baltimore Silk Road task force, a group formed to track down Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the online drug bazaar.
"As part of that operation, the site's administrator - Curtis Green - was arrested in January 2013.
"Using Green's credentials, Bridges logged into the back end of the Silk Road site and began locking drug dealers out of their accounts, swiping 20,000 of their bitcoins along the way - an act that would later lead Ulbricht to hire a contract killer to eliminate Green, who he believed was responsible for the theft.
"Bridges then diverted the virtual currency - worth around $350,000 at the time - into an account under his control at the now-defunct Mt. Gox.
"At some point between March and May 2013, Bridges moved the money - by then worth around $820,000 - into a Fidelity account called Quantum International Investments LLC."
Man, what a corrupt fucker.