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 to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of more than $2 million, U.S. Attorney of Rhode Island Zachary A. Cunha announced. Mendez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and wire…

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