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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Moving Company Owner, Dunwoodie Mcduffie, Pleads Guilty To Operating An Interstate Moving Business In Violation Of Federal Regulations

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DUNWOODIE MCDUFFIE, 47. a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, and the owner of a Metairie moving company, plea guilty today to eight counts of conducting interstate household goods moves without the proper authority of the Department of Transportation. 

According to the Bill of Information, in 2007, MCDUFFIE applied for authorization to conduct interstate moves with his company, Mr. Move, but never followed through with the various requirements for maintain authority to conduct interstate moves. MCDUFFIE nonetheless continued to operate his interstate moving business, knowing that he lacked the proper authority to do so.  Each of the eight charges represents a different move conducted by MCDUFFIE’s business in 2013. 

MCDUFFIE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of one year on each count and a fine of up to $100,000 on each count, for a total potential exposure of eight years and $800,000.  MCDUFFIE may also be sentenced to up to a year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney David Haller is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated November 18, 2014