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Four Sentenced in Household Moving Scam

Four men, working under the company name Ego Line Moving & Storage were sentenced in U.S. District Court in San Jose, CA, for fraud for luring customers with artificially low moving estimates and then holding the household goods hostage until exorbitant additional payment was made. Eilon Blankier, owner/manager of the company, was sentenced to 24 months in jail and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution; David Gabay, of Oakland, CA, to 4 months in prison; Yair Arviv, of Los Angeles, to 8 months detention in a corrections center; and Yosef Ben-Harosh, of San Jose, to 36 months probation. OIG investigated the case with the FBI.