Dentist Loses Brush With the Law

A federal jury has convicted Frederick Kriemelmeyer, a Wisconsin dentist, on four counts of tax evasion. In 2007 Kriemelmeyer was ordered to pay the IRS $135,337 for unpaid income taxes. The dentist ignored the order and by 2012 the debt to the IRS was more than $450,000 including taxes, interest and penalties.

Kriemelmeyer took numerous steps to avoid paying the taxes owed. From 2013 to 2015 he failed to file tax returns reporting the income from his dental practice, directed his patients to pay him in cash or by check with blank payee lines, and paid his business and personal expenses with third party checks and cash.

Court orders showed that Kriemelmeyer had been in trouble with the IRS numerous times, with tax claims filed against him going back to the 1990s.

Kriemelmeyer faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count of tax evasion, along with monetary penalties and restitution.

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