Thomas Zamow was sentenced to a year-long prison sentence and a $25,000 fine by a federal judge Monday on the charge.
Zamow had admitted he did not declare more than $278,000 income he earned working as a real-estate attorney on deals with Countrywide Mortgage during the tax years 2004 to 2007.
The Charleston Gazette reported that Zamow apologized to the court, his family, colleagues and friends and he called his actions “a stupid, stupid mistake.”
Zamow had already agreed to voluntarily surrender his law license, and will petition the state bar's Office of Disciplinary Counsel for reinstatement after five years.
Zamow’s lawyer submitted 20 letters supporting Zamow including letters from Logan County Circuit Court Judges Roger Perry and Eric O'Briant, Logan County Commissioner Danny Ellis and former Commission President Art Kirkendoll.
Zamow served for a time as the interim prosecuting attorney while then-Prosecutor Brian Abraham was away on military duty.
The Gazette reported that the federal judge allowed Zamow to self-report to prison at a time and place designated by the U.S. Marshal Service.