He did not file tax returns and directed patients to pay for dental work in cash.
A Wisconsin dentist was convicted at trial of four counts of tax evasion.
According to trial evidence, Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer, 70, operated a dental practice in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 2007, Kriemelmeyer was ordered by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to pay $135,337 to the IRS for unpaid income taxes. By 2012, the IRS had assessed Kriemelmeyer for more than $450,000 in taxes, interest and penalties.
Evidence presented at the trial showed Kriemelmeyer took a number of actions to evade paying the taxes he owed. From at least 2013 through 2015, Kriemelmeyer did not 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.
Kriemelmeyer faces up to five years in prison for each count of tax evasion.