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Florida Mover Sentenced for Stealing Household Goods

On June 6, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida sentenced Sofien Mlayah to 30 months of incarceration, 36 months of supervised release, $334,499.73 forfeiture, and a $300 special assessment. In March 2023, Mlayah pleaded guilty to charges relating to wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, and failure to give up possession of household goods. Mlayah was previously indicted in September 2022. The investigation revealed that Mlayah, a former employee of Zano Moving and Storage, LLC, and a co-conspirator stole property from victims who hired the company to provide interstate moving services.
 
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Sunny Isles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with assistance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.