April 3rd, 2014

Moving Company Managers Jailed

Seal of United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of CaliforniaYesterday the operations manager for AY Transport, Asaf Nass was sentenced to one and a half years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit extortion in a moving fraud scheme. Previously in March the chief executive officer of National Moving Network, Randy Goldberg was also sentenced to one and a half years imprisonment for his involvement in the same scheme.

Asaf Nass worked at AY Transport, also known as Progressive Van Lines, in San Jose, California and colluded with a Miami based moving broker, National Moving Network in a scheme to extort customers. He enticed customers into moves based upon low and inaccurate prices and then held their goods hostage until they paid increased fees.

The increased fees for the release of the goods sometimes amounted to two or three times the amount of the original bid provided by National Moving Network and if a customer refused to pay the fees their goods were held in storage lockers. If a customer continued to refuse to pay, Asaf Nass would instruct AY Transport employees to sell the customer’s goods at auction.

A well as Asaf Nass and Randy Goldberg seven other defendants holding different positions in the two companies have been sentenced to probationary sentences following guilty pleas for their respective roles in the scheme. The successful prosecution is the result of a four-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.

1 comment to Moving Company Managers Jailed

  • Teresa

    We had the exact same experience with our movers. I would love to speak with the attorneys who handled this case. Please let me know if that is possible.

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