A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting trial

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A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting trial

Postby MusicMom » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:30 pm

I am not alone in rejoicing in this great news. Many employees of A.Y. Transport (also operating as Progressive Van Lines and Midwest Relocation) and National Moving Network (later operating as Patriot Moving and Premium Relocation) have finally been indicted by the United States Attorney's office of the Northern District of California in San Jose. Case Number 2003R00689 and Court Docket Number CR0700788.

My own move took place in July of 2003. Been a long time waiting.

Defendants include:
Randy W. Goldberg (owner of National Moving Network, a broker)
Amit M. Ezyoni (owner of A.Y. Transport, a moving company)
Barak Braunshtain
Christopher A. Sariol
Asaf Nass
Eli Kaupp
Matthew D. Sandomir
David R. Lamondin
Carol Haeussler
Daniel G. Rangel
Brandi C. Aycock
Eduardo A. Subirats
Stuart H. Sheinfeld
Limor Gefen

Some defendants face only 1 count of Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US, while others, like Amit Ezyoni, face 1 count Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US, 12 counts Fraud by wire, radio, or television, 7 counts Hobbs Act (have to look this one up), 1 count Conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and 3 counts Laundering monetary instruments to promote specified unlawful activity.

One defendant has already pled out. Three defendants chose the coward's route and have fled the country: Amit Ezyoni, Eli Kaupp, and Barak Braunshtain. If anyone hears that one of these three criminals has re-entered the country, please let me know!

I know there are FARRRRRRRRRRR more victims than this list of charges implies, but I hope that the convictions will help some people feel that justice was served.

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby consumer advocate » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:47 pm

This is good news....Happy Halloween everybody!

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby jewellee41 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:43 pm

AY Transport & Progressive Van Lines have been operating as Swift Van Lines. I hired them to move me out of my domestic violence situation with my husband. Instead of moving me they "lost" and broke 60% of my possessions (this is after my husband destroyed / stole over $200,000 worth of my possessions). They pulled the same BS where they quoted me one rate then tried to jack it up. They have not submitted my claim nor have they responded to my 50 phone calls, e-mails & faxes. They have also not replied to the BBB complaint I filed.

If you used them or one of their DBA's here is some helpful information.

USDOT #: 1400946
Docket number: MC531765
Legal Name: Swift Van Lines LLC

They are no longer answering their phone.
Alternate address: 3964 Rivermark Plaza, Ste 155, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Insurance Carrier: National Continental Insurance Co
Agent: Lisa Skoog (tel: 800-444-4487; Fax: 216-603-5061
Coverage amount: $750,000

I contacted their insurance carrier today and informed them of all the scams and their DBA's. They will look very closely at this organizations risk at this point.

This company and the people they employe are the scourge of the earth. Let's make sure they don't victimize anyone else.

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby jewellee41 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:52 pm

United States Attorney Scott N. Schools
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JOSHUA EATON
January 17, 2008 (415) 436-6958

WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/CAN Josh.Eaton@usdoj.gov



14 MOVING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES IN CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA CHARGED
WITH COMMITTING EXTORTION AND FRAUD UPON CONSUMERS IN RESIDENTIAL MOVES
San Jose-Based Moving Company Charged With Illegally Withholding Customer Goods

SAN JOSE- United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced today that a federal grand jury in San Jose has indicted 14 individuals in California and Florida for their role in defrauding, and extorting fees from, hundreds of moving customers throughout the United States. The defendants named in the indictment are:

Amit Ezyoni, 36, of Boca Raton, Florida
Asaf Nass, 34, of Santa Clara, California
Limor Gefen, 31, of Santa Clara, California
Eli Kaupp, 26, of Lakeland, Florida
Daniel Rangel, 32, of Gilroy, California
Barak Braunshtain, 32, of Margate, Florida
Randy Goldberg, 37, of Aventura, Florida
Brandy Aycock, 31, of Davie, Florida
David Lamondin, 35, of San Diego, California
Matthew Sandomir, 31, of Davie, Florida
Stuart Sheinfeld, 36, of Las Vegas, Nevada
Carol Hauessler, 30, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Christopher Sariol, 27, of Hallandale Beach, Florida; and
Eduardo Subirats, 31, of Miami, Florida.

The indictment alleges a scheme to defraud and extort customers in residential moves by offering potential customers extremely low moving estimates, taking possession of customers' property, subsequently increasing the price of the transport of the customers' goods, and thereafter withholding delivery of the goods until the customers paid the fraudulently inflated price. The indictment was returned on December 13, 2007 and was unsealed today. These charges are the result of a three-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.

According to the indictment, six of the defendants (Amit Ezyoni, Asaf Nass, Limor Gefen, Eli Kaupp, Barak Braunshtain, and Daniel Rangel) worked for AY Transport, Inc. also known by the names Progressive Van Lines and Midwest Relocation Services. AY Transport was a moving company with offices in San Jose. Eight of the defendants (Randy Goldberg, Brandy Aycock, David Lamondin, Matthew Sandomir, Stuart Sheinfeld, Carol Hauessler, Christopher Sariol, and Eduardo Subirats) worked for National Moving Network, a national moving broker in Miami, Florida.

Defendant Amit Ezyoni was the owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of AY Transport ("AY"). As owner and CEO, defendant Ezyoni ran the day-to-day operations of AY. Defendant Asaf Nass was the operations manager of AY. As operations manager, defendant Nass assisted in running the day-to-day operations of AY. Defendant Limor Gefen was the office manager of AY. As office manager, defendant Gefen handled customer complaints and assisted in the day-to-day operations of AY.
Defendants Eli Kaupp, Daniel Rangel, and Barak Braunshtain were drivers for AY. As drivers, defendants Kaupp, Rangel, and Braunshtain participated in the loading and delivery of customers' goods and interacted directly with customers.

Defendant Randy W. Goldberg was the owner and president of the National Moving Network ("NMN"). As owner and president, defendant Goldberg ran the day-to-day operations of NMN. Defendant Brandi Aycock was the sales manager for NMN. As sales manager, defendant Aycock supervised sales representatives in their assigned tasks of soliciting customers, taking customer inventories, providing customers with weight and price estimates, collecting customer deposits, and scheduling dates for the loading of customer goods.

Defendants David Lamondin, Matthew Sandomir, Stuart Sheinfeld, Carol Hauessler, Christopher Sariol, and Eduardo Subirats were sales representatives for NMN. As sales representatives, they solicited customers, took customer inventories, provided customers with weight and price estimates, collected customer deposits, and scheduled dates for the loading of customer goods.

According to the indictment, the defendants unjustly enriched themselves by luring customers into doing business with NMN by offering them extremely low moving estimates, taking possession of customers' property and then subsequently increasing the price of AY's transport of the customers' goods, and thereafter withholding delivery of their goods until the customers paid the fraudulently inflated price to AY.

The maximum statutory penalty for the conspiracy to commit wire fraud and extortion, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, is five years and a fine of $250,000. The maximum statutory penalty for the counts of wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343 is 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000, plus restitution if appropriate. The maximum statutory penalty for the counts of extortion in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951 is 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The maximum statutory penalty for the counts of money laundering in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h) (conspiracy) and 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(A)(i) (money laundering-promotion) is 20 years and a fine of $500,000, or twice the value of the property involved in the transaction, or whichever is greater. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the Court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

Jeff Nedrow is the Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting this case with the assistance of Susan Kreider.

Further Information:

Case #: CR 07-00788

A copy of this press release may be found on the U.S. Attorney's Office's website at www.usdoj.gov/usao/can.

Electronic court filings and further procedural and docket information are available at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

Judges' calendars with schedules for upcoming court hearings can be viewed on the court's website at www.cand.uscourts.gov.

All press inquiries to the U.S. Attorney's Office should be directed to Joshua Eaton at (415) 436-6958 or by email at Josh.Eaton@usdoj.gov.




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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby coolgenner » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:45 pm

Awesome news, Christmas is coming early this year!
New Jersey the cess pit of scummy movers!

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby ArchieWhite » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:42 pm

Wonder if these trials are public, I would love to sit in and listen. Lets hope the prosecutors get some real movers to testify, or be expert witnesses......

Great.....The FBI moves slow, but they get the job done.

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby Big Dog » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:53 pm

Couldn't happen to a nicer group of SCUMBAGS!! 8)

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby MusicMom » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:02 pm

If anyone's willing to finance me travelling to CA, I'll gladly give you reports of the trial.

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby the old guy » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:36 pm

Ha ha
You can finance it from the money you do with this website.
:-) Most of those people are not in this part of the world - do you think someone will move a finger to search them? Think again......
You are pathetic.....

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby MusicMom » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:31 am

Hey, Rotem. Tell me, have you seen Amit Ezyoni over there, since he fled to Israel to avoid prosecution? Coward.

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby MusicMom » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:05 am

On June 10, 2009, defendant CAROL HAEUSSLER pled guilty to the charges listed below. Any remaining counts will be disposed of at the time of sentencing. As a result of the guilty plea, there will be no trial involving this defendant.

Number of Charges Description of Charges Disposition
----------------- ---------------------- -----------
1 Embezzlement, unlawful taking or concealment of Interstate or foreign shipments by carriers etc. Guilty

The sentencing hearing for defendant(s), CAROL HAEUSSLER, has been set for September 16, 2009, 09:00 AM at Courtroom 3, 5th Floor, 280 So. First Street, San Jose, CA before Judge Jeremy Fogel.

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby farrah7031 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:36 pm

YEE HAW!!!!

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby MusicMom » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:13 pm

I missed this:
DOT Office of the Inspector General wrote:Title: Florida Moving Brokerage Sales Representative Sentenced to 3 Years Probation and Ordered to Pay $30,000 in Restitution in Household Goods Extortion Scheme
Date: November 26, 2008
Type: Investigation
Summary: On November 26, 2008, Matthew D. Sandomir, former sales representative for National Moving Network (NMN), Miami, FL, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, San Jose, CA, to 3 years probation, 6 months home confinement, and ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution and not to contact any of the defendants. The sentencing resulted from a superseding indictment and plea agreement in which Mr. Sandomir pled guilty to theft from an interstate shipment for his role in the fraudulent shipment of household goods scheme.

NMN, a company that provided fraudulently low moving estimates to customers partnered with AY Transport, another moving company based in San Jose, CA. NMN lured customers into doing business with them by offering them extremely low moving estimates, and after taking possession of customers’ property, increased the price after AY TRANSPORT picked up the customers’ goods. Almost 80 percent of AY Transport’s business came from NMN and in December 2007, 14 defendants, including the owners of AY Transport and NMN, were indicted for conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion, and monetary laundering. Mr. Sandomir agreed to cooperate with the DOT/OIG investigation to avoid a felony conviction.


Mr. Sandomir was not my sales agent, I had David lamondin (also on trial). I wonder if I will see any of the restitution money coming from any of these defendants.

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Postby MusicMom » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:00 pm

Defendant CAROL HAEUSSLER was sentenced by the Court. Court ordered the defendant to the following:

Probation of 3 year(s)
Special Assessment of $25.00.
Fine of $0.00.

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Re: A.Y. Transport, National Moving Network et. al. indicted, awaiting tria

Postby gracesinging » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:34 pm

WOOHOOOOO!!! I am finally able to say 'the hard work paid off'. In '02 I had a website for supporting and aiding individuals, I did massive amounts of company and legal research, wrote many articles, and more (http://www.ripoffreport.com/Moving-Comp ... -3y637.htm)! Sooo many people were hurt by them, so many people lost important belongings and $$$, and too many broken hearts whom I couldn't help much. Some people did get their belongings back, but not all. It CONSUMED my time! Now I can FINALLY say, with my heart, that I am happy justice has found a way to stop what these criminals were doing to the public. :)


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