A retired police detective I know, upon hearing of a police officer fired or prosecuted for some crime, simply says "I wonder who he pissed off." For it does not happen that wrongdoing has consequences in law enforcement, at any level. if someone gets the boot, it is because he has displeased some higher up.
So now comes rather strong evidence bitcoin has been a government gig all along, as I have said all along. How else to explain why a Secret Service Agent and a DEA agent have been arrested for stealing millions form bitcoin while framing the Silk Road participant for drug dealing?
The obvious reason is Bitcoin belongs to the hegemon.
Bridges allegedly diverted to his personal account over $800,000 in digital currency that he gained control of during the Silk Road investigation. The complaint alleges that Bridges placed the assets into an account at Mt. Gox, the now-defunct digital currency exchange in Japan. He then allegedly wired funds into one of his personal investment accounts in the United States mere days before he sought a $2.1 million seizure warrant for Mt. Gox’s accounts. ..
The charges contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty...
The case was investigated by the FBI’s San Francisco Division, the IRS-CI’s San Francisco Division, the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General in Washington D.C. The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network also provided assistance with the investigation of this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathryn Haun and William Frentzen of the Northern District of California and Trial Attorney Richard B. Evans of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section.
haahahahahaha... "Public Integrity Division" that is hilarious... excuse me while I wipe away a tear. If you read on you can see how he used subpoenas to effect his theft. Subpoenas must be signed by a judge, to "keep the government honest." Judges have clerks rubber stamp these things.
Look at all of the people it took to investigate this event. Has it ever occurred in government to supervise these people? Would it not take less effort to do that than investigate? The real purpose for all those names is to impress on the rogues they are not to steal from Bitcoin. Expect slaps on the wrist all around.
1. We cannot prosecute the endemic criminality in law enforcement. The only chance for reform is to set up truth commissions and exile anyone caught lying to the investigators. Let people keep what the stole, grant immunity for everything, even capital crimes, but get at the truth. it will set us free.
2. Track all warrants and subpoenas in a central database. Cops judge-shop, and we should know what the cops know, which judges rubber stamp warrants, etc. Rate judges on their probity given the outcome of their warrants and subpoenas.
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