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Massachusetts Moving Company Enters Into Agreement To Resolve Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

On September 16, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts entered into an agreement with Father & Son Moving & Storage (Father & Son) and company managers Bryan and Keith Taylor. The agreement resolves allegations that Father & Son violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by auctioning the contents of a U.S. Air Force technical sergeant’s storage units without a court order while the sergeant was deployed overseas. Father & Son agreed to pay $60,000 in compensation to the technical sergeant and a $5,000 civil penalty to the United States, implement a SCRA training program for its employees, and stop enforcing storage liens on the personal property of SCRA-protected service members during, or for 90 days following, a period of military service without a court order. The agreement remains in effect until December 31, 2023.

DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.