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BOSTON, Mass. - A former Longmeadow resident was convicted today in federal court of tax evasion and failure to file his federal income tax returns.

GARY P. MALLOWS, 63, formerly of Longmeadow, was convicted by a jury sitting in Springfield, before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor, of tax evasion and failure to file his federal income tax returns for three years.

Evidence presented during the six day trial proved that from 2001 to 2007 Mallows diverted over $700,000 in income and assets into nominee companies and trusts in order to evade the payment of an $86,000 tax assessment filed against him by the Internal Revenue Service in 2001. As part of his scheme to evade the payment of the tax assessment, Mallows failed to file income tax returns for 2002, 2003 and 2004, even though he earned over $200,000 in each of those years.

Judge Ponsor scheduled sentencing for January 7, 2011. Mallows faces up to five years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation - Boston Field Office, announced the conviction today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Regan of Ortiz’s Springfield Office and Tino Lisella, Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Tax Division


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