SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Longmeadow man has been charged in federal court with 29 counts of preparing false tax returns.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jonathan Fein, 53, operated a tax preparation business called JLF Tax Group with offices in Springfield and Greenfield. Fein is accused of preparing numerous fraudulent tax returns so his customers could receive large refunds. He then allegedly deducted his fee from the fraudulently-obtained refunds.
If convicted, Fein faces up to five years in prison on each count.