A federal grand jury in Madison, Wisconsin, has indicted La Cross dentist and dental practice owner Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer for tax evasion.
In 2007, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ordered Kriemelmeyer to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $135,337 for unpaid individual income taxes. By December 2012, the IRS had assessed Kriemelmeyer more than $450,000 in taxes, interest, and penalties.
Beginning in approximately 2011, Kriemelmeyer allegedly took a number of actions to evade payment of this assessment, according to Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and US Attorney Scott C. Blader for the Western District of Wisconsin.
The indictment also charges that from 2013 through 2015, Kriemelmeyer failed to file tax returns and attempted to evade the taxes due on income from his dental practice. Kriemelmeyer allegedly sought to conceal his income from the IRS by, among other things, directing his patients to pay in cash or with personal checks that left the payee line blank and by paying his business and personal expenses with case and third-party checks.
If convicted, Kriemelmeyer faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each of the tax evasion counts.