October 31, 2018
New York Auto Transport Broker Ordered To Pay Restitution
On October 31, 2018, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York ordered Gregory Sclafani to make restitution in the amount of $54,920.40 to various victims of his fraud scheme. Sclafani was previously sentenced on July 29, 2016, to 30 months’ incarceration, 36 months’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.
In March 2016, Sclafani, a former automobile transport broker, pleaded guilty to mail fraud; specifically, he fraudulently induced unsuspecting customers to use him as a broker for long-distance vehicle hauling but failed to deliver the contracted services. Once he possessed customers’ bank account information, he repeatedly made unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts. Sclafani concealed the illicit bank transactions by frequently changing the names of brokerage companies and using aliases when he contacted aggrieved customers.