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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Edgerton Man Sentenced For Tax Crime

MADISON, WIS. --John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeffrey Grams, 43, Edgerton, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 15 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for failing to report and deposit federal payroll taxes.   Grams pleaded guilty to this charge on July 10, 2014.  

Jeffrey Grams was the sole owner of Rock River Concrete and managing partner of Braton Property Group, both located in Edgerton, and as such, had corporate responsibility to collect, account for, and pay over payroll taxes for these corporations.  From 2007 to 2009, Grams collected federal income taxes and Medicare and social security taxes from his employees’ paychecks, but made no payments to the Internal Revenue Service for the withheld taxes. 

In total, Grams collected over $265,000 from his employees in payroll taxes that he did not turn over to the IRS.   

The charge against Grams was the result of an investigation conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger. 

Updated July 14, 2015