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Louisiana Household Goods Moving Company Owner Sentenced

On April 22, 2015, Dunwoodie McDuffie, owner and operator of Mr. Move, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, New Orleans, Louisiana, for conducting interstate household goods (HHG) moves using a revoked U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) number and without registering for DOT HHG Operating Authority. McDuffie was sentenced to six months incarceration, 50 hours of community service, and twelve months of supervised release. 

The investigation determined that McDuffie operated Mr. Move in the New Orleans, Louisiana, area and performed both interstate and intrastate HHG moves. Mr. Move was placed out of service by the DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on December 3, 2008, for failing to comply with safety review requirements. As a result, Mr. Move did not have operating authority to conduct interstate HHG moves. Mr. Move willfully conducted seventeen interstate HHG moves between January and August 2013, in violation of the FMCSA out of service order.

We conducted this investigation with assistance from FMCSA and the Louisiana State Police.