Two Former Feds Accused of Stealing $1.5 Million During Silk Road Bust

Gabrielle Bluestone · 03/30/15 11:52PM

Two former federal agents who worked on the 2013 bust of underground drug market Silk Road were charged with multiple felonies this week alleging that the pair used the operation for their own gain, blackmailing defendants and stealing more than $1.5 million worth of bitcoin under the cover of darknet.

Adam Weinstein · 05/08/14 10:06AM

Is the Obama administration secretly ordering banks to close porn stars' accounts in an anti-money laundering program called "Operation Choke Point"? Probably not, but give conspiracy theorists mad points for hooking up that name and those deeds.

$6 Billion Online Money-Laundering Operation Busted by Feds

Taylor Berman · 05/28/13 07:29PM

On Tuesday, federal prosecutors charged seven people with running what might be the largest money-laundering operation in United States history. The case revolves around the online payment company Liberty Reserve, which allegedly helped launder $6 billion for criminals around the world, including drug dealers, credit card fraudsters, and child pornographers.