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Greenfield Doctor Sentenced for Tax Evasion


GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Franklin County doctor is set to spend the next two and a half years in prison after being sentenced in federal court.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says that 67-year-old Richard McGinn was sentenced in federal court in Springfield Wednesday to 30 months in prison after a jury convicted him in 2013 on charges of tax evasion, five counts of failing to pay employment taxes, and failure to file a tax return.

From 2007 to 2009, McGinn owned and operated a medical practice in Greenfield.

Prosecutors say that during that time, McGinn evaded payments on a tax liability of over $1 million that he had accumulated from 1987 to 2003. He also reportedly used corporate funds to pay personal expenses, as well as used a family member’s bank account to conceal income from the medical practice, then kept the money for himself, rather than paying the IRS as he was required to do.

Following his release from prison, McGinn will also have two years of supervised release.

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