Shaun W. Bridges, one of the two former U.S. Federal Agents accused of stealing money from the underground black market, pleads guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice.

The former U.S. Secret Service expert in computer forensics reached an agreement with the tribunal, reports Bloomberg. As CoinFox already reported, Shaun W. Bridges, 32 years old, was arrested in March 2015 together with Carl Mark Force IV from the Drug Enforcement Administration. The two agents were charged with wire fraud, theft of government property, and money laundering.

According to the investigators, Bridges arrested a member of the Silk Road customer support and used his passwords to move $820,000 worth of bitcoin from Silk Road to his account at Mt. Gox. After a few more transfers, the bitcoins converted into U.S. dollars safely landed in his bank account. Or at least he thought it was safe.

In a phone interview, Bridges’ lawyer said his customer was sincere when pleading guilty.

“Mr. Bridges has regretted his actions from the very beginning. His decision to plead guilty reflects his complete acceptance of responsibility and is another step towards rehabilitation.”

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, who ran a notorious Darknet market under the alias of Dread Pirate Roberts, has been convicted of seven charges including money laundering, drug trafficking, and computer hacking, and sentenced in May 2015 to a life imprisonment. It has been suggested by Ulbricht’s lawyer that following a government’s directive the misdeeds of the two federal agents were not made public before Ulbricht’s conviction to avoid influencing the jury.

In general, the involvement of federal officials in a bitcoin theft provoked uproar in the bitcoin community. Further evidence, provided by Mark Karpeles, former CEO of Mt. Gox, seemed to suggest that Carl Mark Force IV used his official position to extort money from bitcoiners and tried to become Mt. Gox’s representative in the U.S. and Canada. He even wrote “told you should have partnered with me!” when an account of the Japan-based exchange was seized by the U.S. government. Some Redditors went as far as to suggest that the crash of Mt. Gox as a whole had been provoked by the U. S. government wishing to steal money.