BOSTON - A Greenfield attorney was charged today in federal court with tax evasion.
Gregory Olchowski, 57, an attorney with law offices in Greenfield, Mass. was charged in an Information with four counts of tax evasion.
The Information alleges that between Jan. 1, 2003 and Dec. 9, 2011, Olchowski willfully evaded the proper assessment of his federal income taxes by arranging to receive income in the form of cash and checks to third-parties for his own benefit, which he did not intend to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Olchowski then filed Individual Income Tax Returns for the tax years 2005 through 2008 that did not report this additional income. Lastly, Olchowski concealed documents concerning this unreported income that were responsive to a subpoena in a criminal investigation and provided materially false information to the IRS.
If convicted, Olchowski faces up to five years in prison on each count, to be followed by a maximum of 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 Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.
The details contained in the Information are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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