NJ: Bulgarian hacker admits role in $6M IRS refund scheme, feds say

Thomas Zambito reports:

 A Bulgarian national on Monday admitted his role in a $6 million IRS tax refund scheme that involved hacking into the computer networks of major accounting firms.

Vanyo Minkov, 32, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiring to file fraudulent tax returns during an appearance Monday before U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares.

Federal prosecutors say Minkov and others hacked into the networks of four major accounting firms so they could steal 2011 tax filings for more than 1,000 clients.

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