La Crosse dentist sentenced to 6 years for tax evasion

La Crosse dentist indicted for tax evasion
Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer. Photo from his dental website.

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – A La Crosse dentist was sentenced today in a Madison federal court to six years in jail for tax evasion.

Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer was convicted on four counts of tax evasion earlier this year. He was taken into custody immediately following the sentencing hearing today.

Kriemelmeyer operated a dental practice in La Crosse. In 2007, Kriemelmeyer was ordered by the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to pay $135,337 to the Internal Revenue Service 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.

The indictment also charged that Kriemelmeyer failed to file tax returns for the years 2013 through 2015 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 patients to pay in cash or with personal checks that left the payee line blank and by paying his business and personal expenses with cash and third-party checks.

In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge William M. Conley ordered Kriemelmeyer to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $226,839 in restitution to the United States. Kriemelmeyer was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons.