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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wichita Couple Sentenced For Tax Fraud

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita couple has been sentenced on tax fraud charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Charles W. Kriel, 60, Wichita, was sentenced to 12 months and a day. His wife, Pamela A. Kriel, 60, Wichita, was sentenced to time served.

The Kriels, who were co-owners of a computer consulting company, both pleaded guilty to one count of making a fraudulent claim for a tax return from tax year 2008. In addition, Charles Kriel pleaded guilty to one count of submitting a fraudulent promissory note to his mortgage lender.

In their pleas, they admitted the false claims would have caused a loss of at $961,569 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Grissom commended the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

Updated December 15, 2014