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After admitting to new crime, ex-Secret Service agent sentenced to 2 years


Former United States Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges was sentenced to an additional two years of prison on Tuesday.

US District Judge Richard Seeborg said that Bridges' totality of crimes and continued dishonesty to the government was a "betrayal of trust" and was "among the worst of crimes."

In August 2017, Bridges pleaded guilty to new counts of money laundering and related forfeiture. In May 2015, Bridges was separately sentenced to 71 months in prison after he stole money from online dealers while investigating Silk Road, a now-defunct Tor-hidden underground website.

"Particularly troubling is the fact that Mr. Bridges did engage in further efforts to conceal a need to steal after he had entered the plea agreement," Judge Seeborg said.

However, Seeborg later noted, "It does appear that, from all that I've read... Mr. Bridges has a new perspective on what he's done and, hopefully, the decision to try to lead his life going forward in a different way."

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