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Suspended Andover Attorney Convicted of Tax Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A former attorney from Andover was convicted today by a federal jury of filing false tax returns and for conspiring with his accountant to defraud the IRS. 

Daniel P. Gibson, 62, was convicted by a federal jury on three counts of tax fraud. Gibson was indicted in October 2015.  U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Sept. 5, 2019. 

Gibson conspired with his accountant to prepare and file false tax returns in the tax years 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009 that intentionally underreported approximately $3.7 million in income earned by the law firm of which Gibson was the managing partner. As a result, Gibson underreported his personal income by approximately $2.5 million and avoided taxes of more than $875,000. 

The charge of filing of the false returns provides for a sentence of no greater than three years in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of $100,000 per count and restitution.  The charge of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years supervised release and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sara Miron Bloom and William B. Brady of Lelling’s Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. 

Updated May 1, 2019