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JESUS JOSE MENDEZ, of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and wire fraud. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

Woonsocket businessman admits to defrauding IRS of $2.8M

PROVIDENCE – Jesus Jose Mendez, 44, of Woonsocket and co-owner of J&J Drywall Inc., admitted Thursday in federal court his role in a scheme...

West Warwick man indicted in unemployment fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – A West Warwick man has been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to fraudulently apply for COVID-related unemployment funds. Richard Allen, 56, pleaded not...

Warwick woman charged with posing as wounded Marine Corps veteran

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island woman was charged in federal court Monday with fraudulently claiming to be a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with lung...

Providence man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – A city man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for submitting fraudulent online applications seeking pandemic-related unemployment benefits from eight states, while...
FIFTEEN INDIVIDUALS have been charged in U.S. District Court for allegedly filing multiple fraudulent unemployment claims in Rhode Island and 10 other states. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

Feds charge 15 with combined $578K in unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – Federal prosecutors announced charges against 15 individuals Thursday related to alleged fraudulent unemployment claims filed in Rhode Island and other states. The defendants...

Johnston real estate investment company, founder, negotiator indicted on federal charges

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island has announced a grand jury indictment of a Johnston-based real estate investment...

Telemarketer sentenced to 33 months in prison after pleading to wire...

PROVIDENCE – Chirag Sachdeva, an Indian national, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for his participation in a wire fraud scheme to...

East Greenwich man pleads guilty to charges related to ‘Ponzi-like scheme’

PROVIDENCE – An East Greenwich resident pleaded guilty to two counts of security fraud and one count of wire fraud in Manhattan Federal Court...

Indian national admits to role in telemarketing fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – Chirag Sachdeva, an Indian national, pleaded guilty to seven counts of wire fraud after admitting to participating in a telemarketing scheme to...

Employee charged with defrauding R.I. small business

PROVIDENCE – An accounts-payable clerk for Décor Craft Inc. was charged with misappropriating about $302,000 for personal use and for use by an acquaintance,...

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