Moving company owner pleads guilty to racketeering charge
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 Tyson Fisher
Andrey Shuklin, owner of several moving companies, has pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge for a scheme that involved fraud, extortion and theft from customers. On Jan. 25, Shuklin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity. The Florida man was indicted in July 2018 for defrauding customers of his many moving company businesses. In total, 12 people were indicted for the scheme. More than a dozen moving companies were identified in the indictment.
Beginning operations in August 2017, Presidential Moving accumulated 83 complaints in 2017 and 64 complaints in 2018 before being placed out of service in March 2018 after failing to submit to a new entrant audit. Of the nearly 150 complaints, 109 were in regards to pick-up/delivery, 96 were about estimates/final charges, and 77 over shipment documents.