Cohen, a foreman and driver for Majesty Moving & Storage of
Sunrise, FL, was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge in Miami
to 10 months in jail and ordered to pay $27,485 in restitution.
pleaded guilty in September to charges of conspiracy in a scheme
to extort large sums from moving customers by holding their possessions
hostage. He is the third employee of Majesty Moving & Storage
to be sentenced in the scheme; eight additional employees are to
be sentenced in November and December.
Cohen completes his prison term, he will be turned over to immigration
officials for possible deportation to Israel.
undercover investigation, conducted jointly by DOT’s Office of the
Inspector General and the FBI with assistance from FMCSA, resulted
in charges in March against 16 companies and 74 individuals in Miami
who victimized 424 customers.