Wisconsin dentist's business plan 'designed to evade taxes,' prosecutor claims

A Wisconsin dentist was convicted Feb. 26 for attempting to evade paying income taxes, WKBT News 8 reports.

Frederick Kriemelmeyer, DDS, was previously convicted in 2007 for filing false tax returns. The dentist never paid $135,337 in back taxes owed from the conviction, Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman said Feb. 24, according to the La Crosse Tribune.

Ignored IRS reminders to pay taxes from 2007 were allegedly found in the dentist's office, Ms. Altman said, concluding that Dr. Kriemelmeyer "kept the money and failed to file returns for 2013-2015."

By 2012, the unpaid $135,337 totaled $450,000 after interest and penalty charges.

Dr. Kriemelmeyer operated a business plan "designed to evade taxes," Ms. Altman said. The dentist had asked for payments in cash or silver, or bartered for services. Dr. Kriemelmeyer also accepted checks with the payee line left blank and told insurance companies he didn't have a taxpayer or Social Security number, Ms. Altman said.

The dentist faces a maximum of five years in prison for each of the four tax evasion charges, along with restitution to the IRS. Sentencing is scheduled for May 19.

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