March 27, 2023
Former Manager and Dispatcher Sentenced for Their Roles in Nationwide Moving Company Racketeering Conspiracy
On March 27, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio sentenced Phyllis Ricci Quincoces to 60 months of probation and a $100 special assessment. On March 29, co-conspirator Jessica Martin was sentenced to 12 months of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Both individuals pleaded guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy related to a moving company enterprise. The investigation revealed that from February 2014 until December 2017, Quincoces and Martin, along with other members of the enterprise, controlled several moving companies which defrauded, extorted, and stole customers' household goods. After loading customers' goods onto moving trucks, the conspirators increased prices and held the goods hostage until customers paid the inflated prices. Some customer loads were never delivered.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI.