September 2, 2020
New York Moving Company Operator Indicted for Wire Fraud and False Statements
On September 2, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, a grand jury indicted Yakov Moroz, president of Great Movers, Inc., on multiple counts of wire fraud and false statements.
According to the indictment, Moroz defrauded actual and potential customers by misrepresenting the estimated charges for moving services and making customers pay additional and inflated fees in order to receive their goods. As part of the scheme, Moroz allegedly used fictitious names and business addresses to obtain motor carrier numbers from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Such practices violate Federal motor carrier safety regulations.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Note: Indictments, informations, and complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.