In February of 2003, Niv Borsuk a/k/a “Steve Brous”, along with 4 other co-conspirators, was indicted on charges of conspiracy, extortion, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Investigators believe that Borsuk and his co‐conspirators lured numerous customers with artificially low moving estimates, and then extorted them by holding their household goods hostage until they paid fraudulently inflated prices.
Borsuk was the owner of Express Van Lines, a Florida-based moving company. As owner of Express, Borsuk ran the day-to-day operations of the company. According to court documents, between April 2001 and November 2001, Borsuk and his co-conspirators solicited business for Express by offering artificially low estimates for moving prices. Once the customers' goods had been loaded, Borsuk and his co-conspirators would fraudulently inflate the total price of the move.
Borsuk and his co-conspirators would demand full payment of the inflated price before Express would deliver their goods. He ignored customers' repeated complaints about the inflated price and/or lied to the customers about the delivery of their goods, often using false names when dealing with customers over the telephone and in writing. When customers refused to pay the inflated price, Borsuk and his co-conspirators arranged to warehouse customers' goods and refused to divulge the location of the goods to customers. He would often fail to deliver customers' goods even after the inflated payment had been made.
Borsuk fled to his native Israel and was last known to be residing in Miami Beach, Florida.