SAN FRANCISCO—Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges was sentenced Monday to 71 months in prison after he stole money from Silk Road dealers while investigating the site.

Shaun Bridges

"This, to me, is an extremely serious crime consisting of the betrayal of public trust from a public official. From what I can see, it was motivated by greed," US District Judge Richard Seeborg told the court today. "No departure or variance is warranted in this case. I seldom find myself in the position of imposing a high end sentence, but I find this is warranted in this case."

In addition to his sentence today, the judge ordered Bridges to forfeit the following property: $165,000 from Fidelity brokerage, $306,000 held in trust, and $4,000 from a PNC Bank account.

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