BOSTON - A Greenfield, Mass. doctor was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Springfield for tax evasion and other charges.
On Feb. 12, Richard C. McGinn, 67, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Ponsor to 30 months in prison and two years of supervised release. In 2013, a jury convicted Dr. McGinn of tax evasion, five counts of failing to pay over employment taxes, and failure to file a tax return.
From 2007 until 2009, Dr. McGinn owned and operated a medical practice in Greenfield. During that time, he evaded the payment of a tax liability of over $1 million which he had accumulated from 1987 to 2003. Among other things, Dr. McGinn paid personal expenses with corporate funds, and he used the bank account of a family member to conceal the income from the medical practice. During this time, Dr. McGinn also withheld employment taxes from the paychecks of his employees, and he kept the money for himself, rather than paying the money to the IRS as he was required to do. Additionally, Dr. McGinn failed to file corporate income tax returns for his medical practice.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Unit.