Former Foreman Sentenced for Role in Moving Company Racketeering Conspiracy
On November 1, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio sentenced Akhliddin Kalonov to 4 years of probation and a $100 special assessment. In May 2022, Kalonov pleaded guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy related to a moving company enterprise. The investigation revealed that, from at least July 2016 until November 2017, Kalonov, along with other members of the enterprise, controlled several moving companies that defrauded, extorted, and stole customers’ household goods. After loading customers’ goods onto trucks, the moving company increased prices and held the goods hostage until customers paid the inflated prices. The enterprise also charged customers for moving more cubic footage of household goods than the actual amount of the goods. Some customers’ loads were not delivered at all.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).