the republic logo

Longmeadow man gets 6 months in prison for filing false tax returns for numerous clients


SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — A Longmeadow tax preparer who told a client that he had "screwed" the IRS in preparing a fraudulent tax return has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Jonathan Fein was also sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to six months in a halfway house and six months in home confinement and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $138,000 and the state Revenue Department $29,000.

Prosecutors say between 2007 and 2012, Fein, who had offices in Springfield and Greenfield, prepared numerous fraudulent returns to get his clients larger refunds.

He had pleaded guilty in December 2012 to 29 counts of falsely preparing tax returns.

His lawyer says Fein was driven by a "need to please" as well as stress and depression.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.