A former partner at Chicago-based BDO (FY13 net revenue of $683 million), Robert Greisman was sentenced to prison after defrauding the government in a tax shelter scheme, according to Reuters.
Greisman was sentenced to three months in prison by U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan. He pled guilty to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and IRS obstruction. In this case, four other partners or employees have pled guilty.
“My regret is ever-present in my mind each and every day,” Greisman told Pauley at the sentencing.
After his jail term, Greisman will have three years of probation which includes six months of home confinement. He is required, along with the others that were convicted, to repay $69 million to the IRS.