A dentist from La Crosse, WI, Frederick Kriemelmeyer, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax evasion, but not for the first time.
In 2007, Kriemelmeyer was found guilty for failing to pay federal income taxes and was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $135,337 to the IRS for back taxes.
By December 2012, the IRS had assessed Kriemelmeyer more than $450,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest. It’s alleged that he took a number of actions to evade payment of this assessment. The indictment charges that Kriemelmeyer failed to file tax returns for the years 2013 through 2015 and took actions to evade paying taxes due on his income and conceal earnings from his dental practice, by directing patients to pay in cash or with personal checks that left the payee line blank. He would also pay business and personal expenses with cash or third party checks.
If convicted, Kriemelmeyer faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count of tax evasion.