La Crosse dentist found guilty of tax evasion in federal court

Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer. Photo from his dental website.
Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer. Photo from his dental website.

WASHINGTON (WKBT)- A La Crosse dentist was convicted today in a Madison federal court of four counts of tax evasion.

Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer, 70, operated a dental practice in La Crosse. In 2007, Kriemelmeyer was ordered to pay $135,337 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for unpaid income taxes. By 2012, the IRS assessed Kriemelmeyer for more than $450,000 in taxes, interest, and penalties. Evidence showed he took a number of actions to evade paying the taxes he owed, from at least 2013 to 2015, he 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.

U.S. District Judge William M. Conley has set sentencing for May 19, 2020. Kriemelmeyer faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each county of tax evasion.