Milwaukee Business Owner Indicted For Failing To Pay $1.6 Million In Payroll Taxes

A Milwaukee woman, Susan Wenszell, age 57, has been charged in an indictment with failing to pay over payroll taxes withheld from the wages of employees of a business, J. Wenszell Enterprises Inc., she and her husband operated in Milwaukee.

Specifically, the indictment charges that during the period from April 2012 through December 2015 Ms. Wenszell, who is the president and owner of J. Wenszell Enterprises Inc., failed to pay over the payroll taxes withheld from the wages of the employees of the business. During this period, Ms. Wenszell withheld more than 1.6 million dollars in payroll taxes from employee wages and failed to pay those taxes to the IRS.

Each of the offenses with which Ms. Wenszell is charged carries a maximum possible penalty of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

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