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New York Owner and Operators of Household Goods Moving Companies Plead Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges

On June 24, 2021, Michael and Yarin (Joe) Nadel pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Nadels owned and operated State to State Moving NY, Inc.; Green Peace Transportation, LLC; Around the Clock Moving Services, Inc., and other moving companies (collectively, the affiliated moving companies). They allegedly defrauded customers—directly or through brokers—by misrepresenting the estimated charges for their moving services. They then extorted customers by refusing to return or threatening to sell or auction customers’ goods unless they received more money. In addition, they allegedly submitted falsified information to FMCSA by failing to disclose affiliations with other motor carriers whose operating authority had been revoked or suspended by FMCSA.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI.