BOSTON - A Greenfield attorney was convicted today in federal court of tax evasion.
Gregory Olchowski, 57, an attorney with law offices in Greenfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to four counts of tax evasion.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the Government’s evidence would have proven that between January 1, 2003 and December 9, 2011, Olchowski willfully evaded the proper assessment of his federal income taxes. He did so 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; filing Individual Income Tax Returns that did not report this income; concealing documents concerning this unreported income that were responsive to a subpoena in a criminal investigation; and providing materially false information to federal agents.
Judge Ponsor scheduled sentencing for Jan. 8, 2012. Olchowski faces up to five years in prison on each count, to be followed by up to 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 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.