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Former Greenfield lawyer Olchowski disbarred

COLRAIN — Former Greenfield attorney Gregory M. Olchowski, previously suspended from the profession, has been disbarred.

Olchowski pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges last year in connection with his time at an unnamed Turners Falls company and its anonymous then-president. The four counts cover the years 2005-2008.

Following his guilty plea, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County in November suspended Olchowski from the practice of law in Massachusetts.

This month, the court accepted Olchowski’s resignation from the bar and took the further step of entering a judgment of disbarment at the recommendation of the Board of Bar Overseers’ lawyer.

According to a release from the Bar Overseers, they voted and their counsel recommended that the court accept the resignation but enter a judgement of disbarment due to Olchowski’s efforts to conceal and destroy evidence.

The court’s order is retroactive to Nov. 23, the date Olchowski’s suspension began.

In February, after Olchowski pleaded guilty and repaid the $148,805 owed the Internal Revenue Service in taxes and penalties, he was sentenced to six months in federal prison and one year of probation.

Olchowski, of Colrain, formerly practiced law in Greenfield and was admitted to the state bar in 1976.

You can reach Chris Curtis at:
ccurtis@recorder.com
or 413-772-0261, ext. 257

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