Carl M Force IV, aka Nob, aka French Maid, aka Death from Above, aka the DEA agent busted for a host of felonies during his investigation of the Silk Road.
Force to DPR after receiving an unencrypted message informing him 525 bitcoins had been sent to his address. Bitcoins that Force was keeping for himself and would later be traced through the blockchain as deposited into his personal account at CampBX.
“I use TOR for privacy. Don’t particularly want NSA looking over my shoulder :)”
In response to a Bitstamp inquiry after freezing his account because of suspicious activity including using TOR to withdraw funds.
“I have a lot of down time at DEA so I am confident that I can handle all that needs to be done regarding Legal and Compliance on a daily basis.”
To CoinMKT, a company he invested in while working at the DEA and was in negotiations to become their Compliance Officer.
“Please comply to the attached subpoena!”
In an email to Venmo from his official DOJ email account, demanding they lift the freeze on an account using a subpoena forged with his supervising officers stamp.
“Next time you chat with DPR do you think he would touch on the topic of how he moves bitcoins, meaning what exchange he uses? he should have some advise..if you will be doing big drug deals on how to exchange all that back into US dollars.”
Bridges, also charged in the affidavit, to Force, suggesting he ask DPR on advice on how to launder bitcoin that he stole from the Silk Road.
“I’m legit. Green Beret….I have access to files that FBI, DEA, AFP, SOCA would kill for. In fact, that is what I do . . . kill.”
Force to DPR from the Death From Above handle, threatening/extorting him for bitcoin.
“Leaving this “tag” on typically reveals that one is dealing with a fairly inexperienced user of PGP, because someone that regularly uses PGP to communicate would normally have changed their settings to omit this tag. After all, the entire point behind PGP software is anonymity..”
Tigran Gambaryan, author of the affidavit taking some shots at Force for his nooby use of PGP.