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Russian citizen Anton Bogdanov sentenced to 5 years for cyber tax fraud scheme

May 20, 2021

The Russian citizen Anton Bogdanov (35), aka Kusok, was sentenced by a US Chief District Judge to 5 years of prison for wire fraud conspiracy and computer intrusions. The man attempted to hack into private tax preparation firms, steal personal information, use that information to file federal tax returns and fraudulently attempted to obtain more than $1.5 million in tax refunds from the Department of the Treasury.

The judge also ordered Bogdanov to pay $476,713 in forfeiture.

The Russian man was arrested in Phuket, Thailand, on November 28, 2018 and was extradited to the United States in March 2019.

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