Greenfield doctor sentenced for tax evasion

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Franklin County doctor has been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for tax evasion and other charges.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Dr. Richard McGinn, 67, owned and operated a medical practice in Greenfield from 2007 until 2009.  During that time, Dr. McGinn evaded the payment of a tax liability of over $1 million which he had accumulated from 1987 to 2003.

He paid personal expenses with corporate funds, and used the bank account of a family member to conceal the income from the medical practice.  Dr. McGinn also withheld employment taxes from the paychecks of his employees, and he kept the money for himself.

A jury convicted Dr. McGinn in 2013 of tax evasion, five counts of failing to pay over employment taxes, and failure to file a tax return.  Dr. McGinn was also sentenced to two years of supervised release after he is released from prison.

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