The court also ordered the New Yorker to pay $254,628 in restitution to the IRS.
A former Town of Hempstead, New York, councilman was sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion.
Edward Ambrosino was a lawyer specializing in economic and industrial development and financings. He also served as a councilman for the Town of Hempstead from March 2003 until he resigned in April.
From 2013 through 2015, Ambrosino diverted more than $800,000 in legal fees from clients to a bank account unrelated to his law firm.
Ambrosino evaded the assessment of income tax by claiming false and fraudulent business expense deductions and failing to report funds he diverted from the law firm. Specifically, Ambrosino claimed as a business expense rent for a Manhattan apartment that he paid for on behalf of a third party.