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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

“Mr. Move” Owner Sentenced on Eight Counts of Operating an Illegal Interstate Moving Business

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DUNWOODIE MCDUFFIE, age 48, a resident of Metairie and the owner of a Metairie moving company, was sentenced today on eight counts of conducting interstate household goods moves without the proper Department of Transportation authorities.

According to court records, MCDUFFIE pled guilty on November 5, 2014, to an eight-count 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 to 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.

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced MCDUFFIE to 6 months imprisonment, to be followed by 1 year of supervised release.

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 was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 22, 2015